This is the fourth report from the independent Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board. It details activity under the Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 from 1 July to 30 December 2020.
The Voluntary Assisted Dying Review Board’s previous reports have presented activity and key lessons drawn from case reviews and feedback. In contrast, this report provides mostly activity and data, as the themes identified over the past six months are consistent with those previously reported.
Following interest in providing more information about voluntary assisted dying, the Board is able to share additional data in this report, including more information about the medical practitioners involved in voluntary assisted dying, data from the Statewide Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator Service, feedback provided to the Statewide Pharmacy Service, and further information about withdrawn cases.