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.
|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 will be conducted throughout March 2019. RSVP is essential.
|Webinar sessions (online)|
|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 email@example.com.
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.
Disclaimer: This article was provided by Victorian Healthcare Association. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.