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Victoria

Components of Advance Care Planning (ACP) in Victoria

In Victoria the components of an advance care plan are:

  • Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) –  for appointing a substitute decision maker
  • Advance Care Plan/Directive – for documenting your wishes to inform your substitute decision maker and doctor in making decisions for you.
  • Refusal of Treatment Certificate – in relation to a current condition, for legal refusal of medical treatment generally or of a particular kind.

 

Forms:

Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment) (Office of the Public Advocate)

Download the full Office of the Public Advocate Take Control Kit   for all forms and instructions relating to powers of attorney in Victoria - NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Advance Care Plan Victorian Department of Health and Human Services 

Advance Care Plan/Directive (Competent Person)

Advance Care Plan/Directive (Non-Competent Person)

 

Refusal of Treatment Certificate – Competent Person

Refusal of Treatment Certificate – Incompetent Person – can be completed by Enduring Power of Attorney (Medical Treatment)

 

Health Service Links:

Find a health service advance care planning contact in your local area:

Alfred Health

Helena Cairney

Program Manager
T: 03 9076 6642
E: advancecareplanning@alfred.org.au
W: www.alfredhealth.org.au

 

Austin Hospital

Advance Care Planning Department

145 Studley Road
PO Box 5555
Heidelberg
P: 03 9496 5660
F: 03 9457 5405
E: acp@austin.org.au
W: www.austin.org.au or www.advancecareplanning.org.au

 

Ballarat Health Services

Ricky Relouw
Project Officer
M: 0429446776
E: Rickyr@bhs.org.au
W: www.bhs.org.au

 

Barwon Health

Barwon Health’s Respecting Patient Choices® (RPC®) program has collaborated with Barwon Medicare Local and the regions General Practices to provide advance care planning (ACP) in the clinics

Trained staff from Barwon Health RPC® program, facilitates ACP clinics at the practices for patients referred by their GP’s.

The “ACP Outreach Service” has seen patients exhibiting a high rate of acceptance, participation, document completion (87%) and satisfaction when ACP is provided through General Practice.

General Practice is integral to the commencement of ACP discussions in the community, where there is established trust and confidence and whilst patients are "relatively well", in the absence of acute illnesses.

For further information, contact Barwon Health’s Respecting Patient Choices® program:

Jill Mann

Program Coordinator
T: 03 42157723
F: 03 42157796
E: RPCOffice@BarwonHealth.org.au
W: www.barwonhealth.org.au

 

Bendigo Health

Meagan Adams 
Advance Care Planning Coordinator
PO Box 126 Bendigo Victoria 3552
T: 03 5454 6386
E: madams@bendigohealth.org.au
W: www.bendigohealth.org.au

 

Eastern Health

Sam Brean 
Advance Care Planning Program Lead
Chronic Care and Wellbeing
T: 03 9955 1276
E: sam.brean@easternhealth.org.au
W: www.easternhealth.org.au

 

Goulburn Valley Health

Advance Care Planning
Project Officer Lisa Pearson
Clinical Leader Bev Guilmartin
P: 03 5832 3763
E: lisa.pearson@gvhealth.org.au
W: gvhealth.org.au

 

Northeast Health Wangaratta

Healther Wickham
CNC/Advanced Care Planning Project Worker
T: 03 5722 5184
F: 03 5722 5057
E: Heather.Wickham@nhw.hume.org.au
W: www.nhw.hume.org.au

 

Monash Health

Advance Care Planning Service
P: 03 9594 3475
F: 03 9594 6302
E: acp@monashhealth.org.au

 

Northern Health

Advance Care Planning
T: 03 9495 3235  or  9495 3140
F 03 9495 3254
E: acp@nh.org.au
W:www.nh.org.au/services/advance-care-planning

 

Peninsula Health

Joanne Dellit

Program Manager

T: 03 9788 1593 or 9788 1533
M: 0418 722 535
F: 03 9788 1591
E: acp@phcn.vic.gov.au
W: www.peninsulahealth.org.au/services/services-a-e/advance-care-planning/

 

Royal Melbourne Hospital

Jo-Anne Slee

Advance Care Planning Program Manager

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

T: + 61 3 9342 4164

E: jo-anne.slee@mh.org.au

W: https://www.thermh.org.au/patients-visitors/services-clinics/advance-care-planning

 

Kyabram and District Health Services

St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne

Western Health

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details

Victorian ACP information:

 

Advance Care Planning – Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website.

Office of the Public Advocate - Victorian Office of the Public Advocate (OPA) promotes the rights, interests and dignity of people with disability (specifically intellectual impairment, mental illness, brain injury, physical disability or dementia) living in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria Upper House Legal and Social Issues Committee - the Committee is conducting an "Inquiry into End of Life Choices" to report by 31 May 2016.  To receive updates on progress, email news@parliament.vic.gov.au, and request End of Life Choices Inquiry updates.  For further information contact the Committee Secretariat on 03 8682 2869 email lsic@parliament.vic.gov.au .

 

Information Booklets:

Take Control – kit for making powers of attorney and guardianship from Office of the Public Advocate NEW AS OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

 

Medical Decision Making information from Office of the Public Advocate. Available in: Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Greek, ItalianMacedonian, MandarinPolish, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese,

 

Events:

Palliative Care Victoria Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne

Keeping the essence of palliative care alive

More details