Advance Health Directive consultation

Planning for your future healthcare:
Help shape the revised WA Advance Health Directive form

Individuals with an interest or involvement in advance care planning are invited to have their say on the development of the revised WA Advance Health Directive (AHD) form.

The WA Health End of Life Program within the Department of Health WA is developing a revised AHD form following recommendations from the 2018 My Life My Choice report (external link) and the subsequent Ministerial Expert Panel Report on Advance Health Directives (external link).

An Advance Health Directive (HealthyWA) is a legal written document, containing an individual’s decisions about their future medical and/or surgical treatment, including life sustaining measures and palliative care. The revised AHD template is aimed at encouraging consumers to more effectively engage in advance care planning and put their healthcare preferences in writing.

Community consultations are planned for July and August 2020 and there are several ways to have your say:

  • consultation forums across metropolitan Perth, including workshops and smaller focus group meetings with priority population groups.
  • an online survey (external site) – closes Friday 4 September 2020. The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Feedback from the consultations will help to shape the revised AHD template, which will then be refined before undergoing further consultation later this year.

Community consultation workshops

Consumers and carers (metropolitan)

Date: Monday 17 August 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am
Venue: Seminar Room Milroy Lodge – Cancer Council WA, 15 Bedbrook Place, Shenton Park
Register by 12.00pm, Thursday 13 August 2020 (external site)

Aged care providers

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.30pm. Registration and breakfast from 9.00am
Venue: Telethon Speech and Hearing – Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Register by 12.00pm, Thursday 13 August 2020 (external site)

Open workshop

Date: Monday 24 August 2020
Time: 1.00am to 3.00pm. Registration and lunch from 12.30pm
Venue: The Rise, 28 Eighth Ave, Maylands
Register by 12.00pm, Thursday 20 August 2020 (external site)

Health professionals (including GPs and clinical staff)

Date: Wednesday 26 August 2020
Time: 7.30am to 9.30am. Registration and breakfast from 7.00am
Venue: Telethon Speech and Hearing – Head Office, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Register by 12.00pm, Monday 24 August (external site)

Consumers and carers (regional)

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2020
Time: 2.00pm to 3:30pm
Venues:

  • 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

Register by 12.00pm. Friday 21 August 2020 (external site)

More information

If you have any queries, or if you would like to have input but are unable to participate in the available consultation options, please email acp@health.wa.gov.au or phone (08) 9222 2300.

Last reviewed: 28-07-2020
Produced by

WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network