Put your affairs in order this Christmas

A new Christmas campaign is urging residents to put a Power of Attorney (PoA) in place to ensure patients can leave hospital when medically fit.

Initially run by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), it’s urging people to talk to their loved ones about establishing a PoA. It allows a designated person to step in and make decisions in the event of friends or family falling ill and being unable to make their own decisions.

Twelve months on from its inception, the campaign has seen more than 2,000 people have registering their PoA with the Office of the Public Guardian.

Jill Carson, Adult Services Manager, NHSGGC said: “We’re delighted with the success of the campaign over the past year, but we know that there are many more people still to take this important step.”

More info at www.mypowerofattorney.org.uk