The aim of this project is to identify and address the barriers and enablers to the uptake and communication of Advance Care Plans across the health system for consumers aged 75 years and over. Tailored interventions will be implemented in a range of primary care settings and a communication strategy will be implemented so the plans are known to Bendigo Health. 

Addressing the barriers to increased uptake and communication of Advance Care Plans would also result in consumers and their families having increased choice and control over medical treatment and end-of-life decisions, as well as avoiding unnecessary, expensive and often distressing hospitalisations.

Lead organisation

Bendigo Health


Monash University
Bendigo Primary Care Centre
St Anthony Family Medical Practice Pty Ltd
Murray Primary Health Network