End of Days

We have collated resources to support family/whanau at the close of a head and neck journey.



Assisted dying is a new health service in New Zealand Aotearoa that is now available. We are conscious that whānau with terminal cancer may want to find out more information about assisted dying and that you may be asked questions about the service.


All available information on the Assisted Dying Service can be found on the Ministry of Health website, including public facing info sheets and printable resources.


Information, guidance, and training resources about assisted dying for health professionals is hosted on the Ministry’s LearnOnline training platform. 


All health professionals, regardless of your views on assisted dying services, are encouraged to complete the appropriate training so you understand your legal obligations under the End of Life Choice Act 2019.  You must fulfil your duty of care should a person ask you about assisted dying.


If you need further information you can contact the Assisted Dying Service secretariat on 0800 223 852 or AssistedDying@health.govt.nz.

Diana Ayling