Helen Rigby

Advance Care Planning Facilitator Wairarapa, Hutt Valley & Capital & Coast DHBs

Presentation: Advance Care Planning (ACP).  

Helen’s presentation will:
- Describe what ACP is
- Explain why it is useful and important to people at any age and especially as we get older
- Detail what is happening with advance care planning in NZ
- Propose ways in which other agencies and organisations can be part of the social change required to normalise ACP as part of end of life planning

Helen is the Advance Care Planning Facilitator for Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Capital & Coast Districts.  The role was established in 2015 in order to help further embed advance care planning and processes into practice across the sub-region and align ACP with the regional framework and national standards.  Helen is a member of the ACP National Steering Group and chairs the Central Region ACP Reference Group.

Helen is excited to have the opportunity to speak at this conference as advance care planning concerns everyone.  It always feels too early, until it’s too late.