Voluntary Assisted Dying
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 (the Act) has been operating for just over three months now.
Voluntary assisted dying is only for those who face an inevitable, imminent death as a result of incurable disease, illness or medical condition, and the Act is all about adding to the opportunities to reduce suffering in a compassionate and safe manner.
A range of resources which provide general advice on making decisions about end of life care, the voluntary assisted dying process and getting support can be found here.
Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigators are available during business hours to provide support for access to voluntary assisted dying:
Phone: (03) 8559 5823
Mobile: 0436 848 344
Some people may find issues relating to end of life care distressing. If reading this information or thinking about end of life care has raised issues for you, the following helplines and service are available to provide support and counselling:
Lifelife: 13 11 14
Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement: (03) 9265 21000