Can I refuse to go to hospital in my Advance Decision?

If you do not want to be taken to hospital then you can include this in your Advance Decision as it will help your healthcare team to understand your wishes.  However, anything you write in relation to being admitted to hospital will not be binding on healthcare professionals because only the refusal of medical treatment is legally binding in an Advance Decision and going to hospital is not a medical treatment in itself.

You can also write about where you would like to be cared for in your Advance Statement.

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