Victorians invited to make submissions on end of life care

Victorians are being urged to have their say about the services they want to support them at the end of their and their loved ones’ lives.

Many people with a life-limiting illness die in hospital, when they would have preferred to die at home. Figures show that up to 70 per cent of Australians would prefer to die at home, but only 14 per cent actually do so.

A new Discussion Paper – Greater Say for Victorians: Improving End of Life Care – has been released, and consultation will be undertaken in coming months with health professionals, carers, families and members of the community to develop a new state-wide end of life care framework.

Pop in here http://www.betterendoflife.vic.gov.au to have a look at how you can contribute! Let us know in the comments what you think.

Love, sonia

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