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Plan helps whānau face an uncertain future

21 Apr 2020, Advance Care Planning

Tahu Hikuroa has aggressive brain tumours that means his future is uncertain. But, having an advance care plan has helped Tahu and wife Jo to make some tough decisions and feel more in control about what lies ahead.

Advance Care Planning Day postponed

19 Mar 2020, Advance Care Planning

In light of the rapidly developing and changing situation with COVID-19, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is postponing Advance Care Planning Day until later in the year. The day was to be held on Friday 3 April.

Advance Care Planning Day – Friday 3 April 2020

29 Jan 2020, Advance Care Planning

Advance Care Planning (ACP) Day, Friday 3 April 2020, will focus on explaining the benefits of ACP and work towards making it ‘business-as-usual’ for all health care professionals

Serious Illness Conversation Guide training

9 May 2019, Advance Care Planning

In association with the Choosing Wisely Forum, the Health Quality & Safety Commission is offering three-hour Serious Illness Conversation Guide training on Thursday 9 May 2019.

Have you done an advance care plan?

1 Oct 2018, Advance Care Planning

Planning for her future care was the last thing on Wendy Betteridge’s mind, until a cardiac arrest 18 months ago forced her to change her thinking.

Patient story: Mum was a glowing light

14 Aug 2018, Advance Care Planning

Sue Limmer experienced mental illness for more than 10 years. In this video her daughter, Annalee, talks her mum's advance care plan and how helpful it was for her family in Sue's final days and weeks.

Changes to advance care planning website

13 Jun 2018, Advance Care Planning

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is coordinating the advance care planning (ACP) programme until the end of 2019, in partnership with district health boards.