VAD: 'We will not abandon patients' - the palliative care service that says ‘no’

The Catholic health group will openly discuss and even ensure the safe transport of patients to another facility

This week, Australian Doctor is profiling those who will be involved in Victoria’s voluntary euthanasia scheme. 

Dr Peter Lowthian.
Dr Peter Lowthian.

Its launch on 19 June is a historic moment in Australian healthcare, and a vast ethical step for the medical profession.

A number of health services in Victoria will not take part in the system, including palliative care services.