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New consumer clinics support quality advance care planning in Metro South

22 April 2024

Consumers in the Metro South Health region can now take advantage of free advance care planning (ACP) clinics occurring at Community Health Centres during 2024.

The clinics, hosted by the Metro South Health ACP Service team will enable consumers to learn more about ACP and receive support to complete Queensland ACP documents including the Enduring Power of Attorney, Advance Health Directive and Statement of Choices. 

Christine Duncan, Nurse Unit Manager of the Metro South Health ACP Service team says that ACP supports people of any age or stage of health to plan their health care, in advance, by sharing their personal values, goals and health care preferences. 

“ACP conversations and documents allow health care preferences to be known and shared and are used in situations where a person is unable to communicate their wishes for themselves,” Christine says.  

“This means loved ones won’t have to make difficult health care decisions in a crisis situation on a person’s behalf without knowing what the person would have wanted.” 

Consumers attending the clinics can benefit from the availability of experienced Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) to help guide ACP conversations.  

“CNCs can assist consumers and their families to understand the types of health care decisions that may be needed, support the completion of ACP documents and assist with sharing completed documents with the Statewide Office of ACP (Queensland Health), GPs and other health professionals involved in care,” Christine says. 

The clinics will be held at locations throughout the Metro South Health region including Woolloongabba, Beenleigh, Browns Plains, Eight Mile Plains, Inala and Wynnum-Manly. Details are included below or you can view the flyer.

Clinic bookings

Clinics are held monthly. Bookings are essential for all sessions. Call to book your place today on 1300 227 674.

  • 8:30am - 9:30am Session 1: Introduction to ACP and document overview
  • 9:30am - 3:00pm Session 2: Individual appointments.
ClinicLocation
Beenleigh Community Health Centre

10-18 Mt Warren Boulevard, Mt Warren Park
Conference Room A14/15

Browns Plains Community Health CentreCnr Middle Road and Wineglass Drive, Hillcrest
Conference Room 4
Burke Street Centre2 Burke Street, Woolloongabba
Tutorial Room 1
Eight Mile Plains Community Health Centre

51 McKechnie Drive, Eight Mile Plains
Conference Room (G.01) 

Inala Community Health Centre64 Wirraway Parade, Inala
Conference Room
Redlands Satellite Hospital22 Meissner Street, Redland Bay 
Wynnum-Manly Community Health Centre, Gundu Pa20 New Lindum Road, Wynnum West
Training Room

More information about ACP can be found on the My Care, My Choices website and contact details for the Metro South Health ACP Service can be found on the Advance Care Planning webpage.

Pictured: The Metro South Health ACP Service team (L – R) Shanna Carey, Shae Miller and Christine Duncan.

Last updated 22 April 2024
Last reviewed 22 April 2024

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