The Office of Advance Care Planning is a statewide service, hosted by Metro South Health, that helps to promote the important process of advance care planning. You can send a copy of completed advance care planning documents to the Office of Advance Care Planning for review and upload to your Queensland Health electronic hospital record (The Viewer). If you wish your documents to be in My Health Record only you can upload them via myhealthrecord.gov.au.
Advance care planning involves thinking and making choices now to guide your future health care. It is also a process of communicating your wishes. If you have strong beliefs about what you want to happen in the future, it is particularly important to make your plans and wishes known now. You can do this by having a conversation with those close to you and writing down your preferences.
It can be hard to talk about what might happen if you become very unwell, but it will give you and your loved ones peace of mind to know that your wishes can be known and respected. Your advance care plan includes the conversation you have with your family, friends and health care professionals and your written documents. Here are some tips to get you started.
The Statement of Choices, Advance Health Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney and revocation of enduring document forms are Queensland advance care planning forms which can be used to record your wishes and choices for health care into the future. You can complete whatever form or forms you consider meet your needs.
Frequently asked questions about advance care planning and Queensland advance care planning forms – Advance Health Directive, Enduring Power of Attorney and Statement of Choices, and advance care planning terminology.
Office of Advance Care Planning PO Box 2274, Runcorn Qld 4113 Phone: 1300 007 227 Fax: 1300 008 227 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Advance Care Planning Tracker is a part of the Queensland Health electronic information system that allows authorised staff of Queensland Health, Queensland Ambulance Service and registered GPs to access their patients' advance care planning information - no matter where they are in their healthcare journey.