Port Macquarie, NSW: A NATIONAL day of action is encouraging Australians not to wait to talk about death.The Mid North Coast Local Health District is joining the conversation this Dying to Know Day on August 8.

 Dying To Know Day exists to get people talking and take action toward planning for end of life.

MNCLHD Palliative Care Development Manager Janice Kilmurray said 75 per cent of the community have not had end-of-life discussions with their loved ones and less than 10 per cent die with an advance care plan.

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