10 February 2019

In mid-2018, the Department of Health and Human Services engaged the Victorian Healthcare Association (VHA) to develop the model of care to support the implementation of voluntary assisted dying (VAD) in Victoria from 19 June 2019.

In addition to the model of care, the VHA has developed processes for safety and quality and a suite of resources that outline the requirements of the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 and will assist your organisation in planning its approach to participation in VAD.

The model of care and the associated policies and protocols have been developed with the support and of a consultative group, which includes representation from across public and private hospitals, community-based palliative care, community health, general practice, and residential aged care.

You are invited to attend an information session to learn about voluntary assisted dying, the model of care and the various pathways, to support implementation within your health service.

Those working in the health sector are invited to participate and it is important that the person with responsibility for guiding your organisation’s response and communicating detail with your employees is in attendance.

People working in healthcare who won’t be able to attend a face-to-face session, alternate delivery options will be offered including a series of online webinars, and a video that will be available for download online.

For those working in primary health networks and general practice who have difficulty in attending sessions, a series of online webinars will be offered, and a video will be available for download online.

Locations and dates for all sessions are listed below and you’re encouraged to register for a face-to-face or online session as soon as possible.

Face-to-face sessions
Location Date Venue Time
Bendigo Monday, 18 February 2019 Bendigo Health 1.00 – 3.00pm
Ballarat Tuesday, 19 February 2019 Ballarat Health Service 8.00 – 10.00am
Horsham Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Horsham Town Hall 1.00 – 3.00pm
Melbourne – East Thursday, 21 February 2019 Eastern Health 8.30 – 10.30am
Wangaratta Friday, 22 February 2019 Northeast Health Wangaratta 1.00 – 3.00pm
Wodonga Monday, 25 February 2019 Gateway Community Health 1.00 – 3.00pm
Shepparton Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Shepparton TAFE 1.00 – 3.00pm
Traralgon Wednesday, 27 February 2019 LaTrobe Regional Hospital 1.00 – 3.00pm
Mornington Thursday, 28 February 2019 Peninsula Health 2.30 – 4.30pm
Geelong Monday, 4 March 2019 Barwon Health 1.00 – 3.00pm
Warrnambool Tuesday, 5 March 2019 Warrnambool Base Hospital 1.00 – 3.00pm
Melbourne – Central Wednesday, 6 March 2019 Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre 1.00 – 3.00pm
Melbourne – East Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Manningham Function Centre 1.00 – 3.00pm
Melbourne – West Monday, 18 March 2019 Western Health 3.00 – 5.00pm
Echuca Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Echuca Regional Health 1.00 – 3.00pm
Mildura Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Mildura Private Hospital 1.00 – 3.00pm
Swan Hill Thursday, 21 March 2019 Sunraysia TAFE, Swan Hill 1.00 – 3.00pm
Melbourne – North Monday, 25 March 2019 Northern Health 1.00 – 3.00pm

Webinars

Webinars will be conducted throughout March 2019. RSVP is essential.

Webinar sessions (online)
Session Date Time
Webinar 1 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 7.00 – 9.00am
Webinar 2 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 12.00 – 2.00pm
Webinar 3 Thursday, 21 March 2019 6.30 – 8.30pm
Webinar 4 Monday, 25 March 2019 3.00 – 5.00pm

 

Should you require more information, please contact Kyah Monaghan at the VHA on 9094 7777 or at kyah.monaghan@vha.org.au.

Register for a session

If you are interested in attending one of the information sessions or a webinar register at vha.org.au/events and include your name, title, organisation, preferred date and location.

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