9 March 2016

End of life framework

Improving access to end of life care is a priority for WA Health and the End-of-Life Framework (PDF 936KB) guides this work. The Framework outlines a state wide model for the provision of comprehensive, coordinated care at end of life in Western Australia. It includes a focus on advancing disease, increasing decline, last days of life, death and bereavement.

End of life care is everyone's business. Policy-makers, executives, clinicians, researchers and the wider community all have a role to play to ensure that patients and families have access to high quality care and services at a time when they are possibly at their most vulnerable.