Pictured: Buffy Wheatley (ACP Registered Nurse), Donna Phillips (Lead ACP Registered Nurse) and Lorraine Handicott (ACP Registered Nurse)

Contact  You can speak to any member of the Advance & Future Care Planning Team

Contact Telephone Number –  01437 763223

In recent years, more and more people have made some kind of Advance Care Plan. This is a document intended to be used if a person becomes unable to make decisions for him/herself.

Many people write a simple Statement of Wishes and Care Preferences (SWACP) which may include:

People who have very strong feelings about not wanting a specific type of treatment, can make what is known as an Advance Decision to Refuse Treatment (ADRT).  If this is written correctly, it is a legally binding document.  It is quite simple to do and does not normally require legal advice.

We are also able to work with people that may not be able to make decisions themselves. Please contact us in this instance and we can discuss how we may be able to help.

The Paul Sartori Hospice at Home Service has staff who can provide assistance with Advance Care Planning, but we would recommend that you do some reading first.

Good sources of information are:

New example documentation coming soon. Please contact us in the meantime if you would like to discuss any aspect of Advance & Future Care Planning.

Click here to see ‘Planning for your future care’  – a useful booklet on ACP produced by the NHS.

The Dying Matters website has all sorts of interesting videos, articles and publications www.dyingmatters.org

Click below to see two short videos of Paul Sartori Hospice at Home volunteers talking about their experiences of writing an ACP.