Contact the Assisted Dying Service

How to get in touch with the Assisted Dying Service.

If you are unsure where to direct your query, please email [email protected] and your email will be sent to the appropriate person at the Ministry of Health or Te Whatu Ora.

If you or someone you know are experiencing distress in relation to any aspect of the Assisted Dying services please speak to your general practitioner or call or text 1737 for free to speak to a trained counsellor at any time.

For more information about the assisted dying service or to seek a practitioner who provides assisted dying services

If you are considering assisted dying, you are encouraged to speak to your doctor or someone else in your health care team in the first instance. You will need to raise assisted dying, as they cannot raise this with you.

If your doctor does not provide assisted dying services, or you do not feel comfortable discussing this with them, you can contact the Assisted Dying team at Te Whatu Ora for assistance. Please contact the team via:

Contact Te Whatu Ora

For all other enquiries related to requests for assisted dying services, clinical support, payment, service provision, and data requests please contact Te Whatu Ora via email to [email protected].

Contact The Ministry of Health 

For all enquiries related to the regulation of assisted dying, complaints, or registering as a SCENZ list practitioner please contact the Secretariat at the Ministry of Health. Questions for the Registrar (assisted dying), the SCENZ group or the Review Committee can also be directed to the Secretariat. To help us make sure your query gets to the right person, please state what it relates to in the subject line (e.g. “The Review Committee”).

Contact the Assisted Dying Service Secretariat at the Ministry of Health via email:  [email protected]

To make a complaint or provide feedback about the service, visit Assisted Dying Service feedback and complaints processes.

After hours

In a medical emergency call 111.

For health advice call Healthline on 0800 611 116.

If you want to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.


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