A person who is deemed to have capacity can make an Advance Decision in accordance with their wishes in the unlikely event that they lose capacity by virtue of accident or illness.
If properly recorded and registered an Advance Decision can act as a legally binding document, protecting your interests. An Advance Decision can help a carer to make decisions on your behalf in accordance with your wishes, should you be deemed to lack capacity.
If you are over 18 years old and have the capacity to make decisions we can help you plan ahead by writing an Advance Decision. You can set out whether you would consent to a particular form of treatment and the circumstances in which you might refuse life-sustaining treatment.