Advance Care Planning2023-11-01T11:38:34+10:00

Advance Care Planning

Caring for people at the end of life is about ensuring the best possible quality of life, with a focus on symptom control, independence, emotional wellbeing and planning for the future.

Ms Jodie NixonWhat is advance care planning?

Advance care planning is a process of planning for future health and personal care. The person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known so they can guide decision-making at a future time when that person cannot make or communicate his or her decisions.

It usually takes place within a health or aged care setting or in your home with the assistance of trained professionals. It requires respect for the individual and their autonomy.

My Care, My Choices

My Care, My Choices is a Queensland Government advance care planning initiative. It includes information on:

  • Advance care planning and why you should plan ahead
  • Completing an advance care plan
  • Information on the Statement of Choices form
  • Information for GPs
  • Advance care planning resources and FAQs

Contact us

For more information, please contact the hospital closest to you:

Redcliffe Hospital
Contact: Michele Linton
Phone: (07) 3883 7858

Caboolture and Kilcoy Hospitals
Contact: Desré Arnold
Phone: (07) 5316 5946

The Prince Charles Hospital
Contact: Aldiana (Aldi) Mehicic
Phone: (07) 3139 5097

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
Contact: Kim Selby
Phone: (07) 3647 4186

For assistance outside the above locations contact:
Office of Advance Care Planning
Phone: 1300 007 227
Post: PO Box 2274
Runcorn Qld 4113

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