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Advance care planning

SWSPHN staff spread word about importance of end-of-life planning

22 July 2022
You only die once workshop

Twenty Wollondilly Shire residents took the opportunity to learn more about documenting their future healthcare wishes and Advance Care Planning during the You Only Die Once end-of-life planning workshop last Tuesday (19 July).

The workshop was part of the Café Connect Series run by Wollondilly Shire Council and held at the Wollondilly Shire Hall in Picton.

SWSPHN organised the guest speaker Patsy Bingham from End-of-Life Angels and Lifeline staff to provide support at the workshops.

The workshop also gave us the opportunity to connect participants with programs such as Carers Gateway, Carer Help and Australian Death Notification Service, and distribute Advance Care Directive wallet cards.

Participants surveyed after the event overwhelmingly said they now understood more about Advance Care Planning and where to find information about the subject, and that the presentation made them feel more comfortable about discussing their end-of-life wishes with family and friends.

If you’re interested in learning more about Advance Care Planning, SWSPHN staff will be out in about in the community in the next few months to provide information and answer questions.

We will publish details of events on our website in the coming weeks.

 

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