There may be times in your life when you think about your future. It may be as a result of a life changing event and you might wish to make plans, just in case the unexpected happens. You may be the sort of person who likes to plan ahead.
Planning ahead gives you the opportunity to talk about your thoughts and wishes whilst you are still well or have become less well. It is particularly important if you become unable to make decisions for yourself. You may wish to record what your preferences and wishes for care and treatment are. This might include not having any treatment. It can help you and those who support you to understand what is important to you.
We have worked with the NHS alongside Marie Curie to produce a Planning Ahead booklet which helps anyone, including our patients start a conversation about the future.
Click here 'Planning Ahead Booklet'
Copies are also available at either of our hospice hubs and if you are under the care of the hospice then our staff will be happy to help you with any queries you may have.
Marie Curie also have companions who are happy to support conversations about the future. To find out more watch this video.