Advance healthcare directive

Use this document to set out your wishes regarding healthcare and how you want to be treated if you become seriously ill and unable to make or communicate your own choices. Your wishes can be either that certain treatment should not be provided in specified circumstances (and these wishes can be binding on medical staff), or that you should be treated or cared for in a particular way (these wishes are not binding on medical staff but should be taken into account). The legislation enabling advance healthcare directives has yet to commence but such a directive may be valid and enforceable, however, because by making such a statement you may have withdrawn your consent to specific medical or surgical treatment.