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Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission

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.

We are very aware of the massive pressure on the health care sector at the moment, and the need to keep media channels clear for messages directly related to the containment of COVID-19.

Of course, advance care planning messages are incredibly important in this environment, and we will be looking at how we can best support the sector to have those conversations. Early next week we will send out a communication with information about the serious illness conversation guide, shared goals of care, and advance care planning.

The advance care planning team would like to acknowledge the commitment of health professionals and others who are working tirelessly across New Zealand in response to COVID-19.

If you have any queries in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Last updated 19/03/2020