Making your wishes known


Advance Decisions/Advance Statements (advanced directive)

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) has developed this leaflet, Making Your Wishes Known to assist people to tell us their wishes about future healthcare.  Creating an Advance Decision and/or Advance Statement can bring some reassurance to a person worried about future healthcare.  During a crisis you may be too ill to make informed decisions or express your wishes clearly.  This is a way of telling us what you want - or don’t want - to happen before that situation occurs.