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Help shape the revised Advance Health Directive form

WA Health is revising the WA Advance Health Directive form and they are inviting your input.

An Advance Health Directive allows you to say what you want, and don’t want, in your medical treatments. As a legally binding document, it must be followed by health professionals – but only when you have lost capacity to make or communicate your decisions.

We receive a lot of feedback at our community advance care planning workshops and at sector consultations, so we know many of you have strong opinions on the current form.  If you would like to have your say, a series of community consultation workshops are planned aimed at consumers and carers, aged care providers and health professionals, as well as on online survey. The consultations are as follows:

Consumers and carers (metropolitan)

  • Monday 17 August 2020
  • 9.30 – 11.30am. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am
  • Seminar Room, Milroy Lodge – Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park

Aged care providers

  • Tuesday 18 August 2020
  • 9.30 – 11.30am. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am
  • Telethon Speech and Hearing – Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Open workshop

  • Monday 24 August 2020
  • 1.00 – 3.00pm. Registration and lunch from 12.30pm
  • The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands

Health professionals (including GPs and clinical staff)

  • Wednesday 26 August 2020
  • 7.30 – 9.30am. Registration and breakfast from 7.00am
  • Telethon Speech and Hearing – Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley

Consumers and carers (regional)

  • Tuesday 25 August 2020
  • 2.00 – 3:30pm
  • Albany – venue to be advised
  • Broome Community Resource Centre – 40 Dampier Terrace, Broome
  • Denmark Community Resource Centre – 2 Strickland Street Denmark
  • Quairading Community Resource Centre – 1 Parker Street, Quairading

For information on the consultation workshops, including registration details please go to: https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/AHDconsult

To participate in the online survey which is closing on Friday 4 September please go to: https://consultation.health.wa.gov.au/palliative-care-policy-unit/revised-wa-ahd/

This is a great opportunity to help shape the new WA Advance Health Directive form. Please share this information widely with your networks so as many people as possible can have their say.


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