Closing date: Monday, 15 November 2021

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit within the Department of Health is offering 12 health consumer and carer representatives the opportunity to participate on six of the implementation subcommittees to inform the implementation of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2021 passed on 16 September 2021 allows for voluntary assisted dying to be available on 1 January 2023, providing dignity, choice and compassion for those at the end of their life.

The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit is currently working on putting in place the complex clinical and administrative arrangements needed for implementation. The implementation of voluntary assisted dying in Queensland will be overseen by an Implementation Taskforce. The Taskforce will be supported by subcommittees responsible for the delivery of the extensive program of work. The Voluntary Assisted Dying Unit are seeking two (2) consumer and carer representatives to join each subcommittee:

– First Nations
– Statewide Care Navigator Service
– Statewide Pharmacy Service
– Clinician Engagement and Training
– Regional and Remote Access
– Community and Consumer Engagement

Who is it for?

Each subcommittee will be made up of representatives from a range of areas including, clinical, primary health, the Queensland Health and cultural groups.  This opportunity would suit consumer and carer representatives from a diverse mix of geographical locations, age groups and lived health service experiences as well as:

  • Some committee experience, either at the Hospital and Health Service or Statewide level
  • Experience hosting or participating in Kitchen Table Discussions in relation to end of life care or palliative care
  • A particular interest in voluntary assisted dying, end of life and palliative care.

Find out more and apply here >