Queensland voluntary assisted dying support service (QVAD-Support)
The Queensland Voluntary Assisted Dying Support Service (QVAD-Support) provides advice and support to Queenslanders about voluntary assisted dying.
QVAD-Support is free for all Queenslanders and is run by care coordinators. Care coordinators are medical, nursing and allied healthcare workers.
You can phone 1800 431 371 and talk to a care coordinator from Monday to Friday (8:30am-4pm) for the cost of a local call.
Care coordinators provide advice and support to anyone involved with voluntary assisted dying in Queensland, including:
- people who want to access voluntary assisted dying
- people providing care
- healthcare workers.
- provide general and specific information about voluntary assisted dying in Queensland
- help you find a willing and eligible voluntary assisted dying doctor or nurse
- help you access voluntary assisted dying in regional, rural, and remote Queensland
- help coordinate your care across public and private hospitals, aged care facilities, hospices, GPs and community care.
QVAD-Support does not replace medical consultation or your healthcare team and the services they provide to you. QVAD-Support can only provide assistance with voluntary assisted dying. The service is unable to assist with any other health concerns, including your underlying conditions.
QVAD-Support is a statewide service. It is available to people and healthcare workers anywhere in Queensland.
You can talk to a care coordinator Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm, (excluding public holidays).
Phone: 1800 431 371