20 Nov 2019 | Advance Care Planning
The advance care planning (ACP) programme has had funding confirmed for a further three years. Senior programme manager Leigh Manson says this is fantastic news for the programme, which can now undertake some medium-term planning.
'I’d like to thank district health boards for their ongoing support of the programme. We have made some great progress over the past two years, and with this support we will be able to focus on continuing to increase the profile of advance care planning and support local implementation.'
She says highlights of the programme over the past 18 months include:
Leigh Manson says future priorities include further increasing the public’s awareness of the importance of planning ahead, supporting people to do their advance care plans by providing useful resources in more languages, increasing the number of trained volunteers in communities, and ensuring our health workforce is prepared and able to have ACP conversations.