Advance Care Planning is a series of steps you can take to help you make plans for your medical care in advance.

Advance care planning helps everyone to understand your wishes about future treatment.  Those that care for you, family, friends and your doctors can be helped by having this information, particularly if you become seriously ill and are unable to make decisions for yourself.

For general information about Advance Care Planning.

For information about Enduring Power of Attorney (medical treatment).

You can also discuss Advance Care Planning with your GP.

Associate Professor Charlie Corke, Intensive Care Specialist at Barwon Health explains the importance of Advance Care Planning in this short video.


For information about local services:

Barwon Health
Advance Care Planning
59 Sydney Pde, Geelong
Ph: 1300 715 673
Fax: 03 4215 7796
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Website: www.barwonhealth.org.au

South West Healthcare
Advance Care Planning
Ryot St, Warrnambool
Ph: 03 5564 4175
Fax: 03 5560 5299
Website: www.swarh2.com.au/swh

Western District Health Service
Advance Care Planning
20 Foster St, Hamilton
Ph: 03 5551 8349
Website: www.wdhs.net