EOLC Referendum Outcome name

EOLC Referendum Outcome

Monday 9th November, 2020

At Totara Hospice we believe in great palliative care and we believe in the human rights of individuals.  We respect and value each patient as a unique human being.  Totara Hospice will always support patients to live well, die well and to have control of their choices right to the end of their life.  We will always support their family/whānau to live well throughout. 

As an organisation we do not conscientiously object to anyone accessing their rights under the Act when it passes into law next year.   We expect and respect that differences will occur amongst people and organisations; we will focus on the needs of our patients and their loved ones.   We remain united with our sector in our shared view that great palliative care should be accessible to all who need it.

Totara Hospice, Board of Trustees, Tina McCafferty – Chief Executive 

All enquiries please contact: Melinda Seal on melinda.seal@hospice.co.nz or 021740772


End of Life Choice Referendum

The referendum asked the question: "Do you support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 coming into force?"

VOTES NUMBER OF VOTES RECEIVED PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL VOTES 
Yes 1,893,290 65.1%
No 979,079 33.7%
Informal Votes* 35,702 1.2%
TOTAL VOTES 2,908,071 100%

* An informal vote is when the voter has not clearly indicated the option for which they wish to vote.
Source: electionresults.govt.nz/electionresults_2020/referendums-results