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.

QVAD-Support services

Care coordinators provide advice and support to anyone involved with voluntary assisted dying in Queensland, including:

  • people who want to access voluntary assisted dying
  • families
  • people providing care
  • healthcare workers.

QVAD-Support can:

  • 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.

Location

QVAD-Support is a statewide service. It is available to people and healthcare workers anywhere in Queensland.

Contact QVAD-Support

You can talk to a care coordinator Monday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm, (excluding public holidays).

Email: QVADSupport@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: 1800 431 371