How to make a referral to VAD using Smart Referrals

Voluntary Assisted Dying referral tips
GP Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Published 1 January 2023

To make a referral to the Gold Coast Health Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) Service using Smart Referrals:

1. In the “Condition and Specialty” field enter one of the following specialities and choose the option with no clinical condition attached:

  • Cardiology
  • Respiratory
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Haematology
  • Palliative Care

2. Once the specialty is selected the Gold Coast Health Voluntary Assisted Dying Service will appear as a choice in the “Service/Location” field.

For GPs unable to use Smart Referrals please use your usual referral method and indicate that the referral is for VAD Service.

Referral guidelines:

Gold Coast Health - For Clinicians
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