WA Voluntary Assisted Dying Statewide Care Navigator Service

The WA VAD Statewide Care Navigator Service (SWCNS) is available to provide support to anyone involved with voluntary assisted dying in WA. This includes patients, the family and carers of patients, members of the community, health professionals and service providers. The service is nurse-led and staffed by Care Navigators who are experienced health professionals. The SWCNS does not charge fees for its services.

The Care Navigators can:

  • provide general information about voluntary assisted dying
  • provide specific information about voluntary assisted dying in WA
  • help to locate a medical practitioner (doctor) or nurse practitioner who is willing and eligible to participate in voluntary assisted dying
  • assist people to access regional support packages
  • link people to other helpful resources.

SWCNS is based in Perth and managed by the South Metropolitan Health Service. As a statewide service it is available to patients and practitioners anywhere in Western Australia. This means that the Care Navigators can support all Western Australians who are seeking information about, or access to, voluntary assisted dying, no matter where they live. 

Refer to the information sheet on the WA VAD Statewide Care Navigator Service (PDF 2MB) | Audio (MP3 5MB) for more information.


More information

The WA VAD Statewide Care Navigator Service can be contact by email and phone during standard work hours (8:30am - 5:00pm).

Email: VADcarenavigator@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 9431 2755

Last reviewed: 01-07-2021
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