Advance Planning for Quality Care at End of Life

19-Jul-2013
Action plan released.

On Thursday, 11 July 2013, the President of ASMOF NSW, Dr Tony Sara, was invited to attend the launch by the Minister for Health of the NSW Health's Advance Planning for Quality Care at End of Life: Action Plan 2013-2018.

This Action Plan provides for the implementation of advance care planning in the NSW public health system over the next 5 years.  It identifies strategic partnerships with other government agencies and sectors to improve this aspect of planning for end of life care in primary, acute and aged care settings. 

The Action Plan also seeks to normalise Advance Care Planning and improve end of life care by ensuring patients are provided with care consistent with their wishes, within therapeutic limits.

The Action Plan can be downloaded via the below link.

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/patients/acp/Pages/acp-plan-2013-2018.aspx