Hospital passport for people with a learning disability who are going into hospital
The hospital passport is designed for people with a learning disability and includes helpful information about their illness and healthcare. It can be be given to hospital staff when they get to hospital.
The passport asks things like:
- What you like/dislike
- How much physical contact you’re OK with
- What your favourite drink is
- What your hobbies are
People with a learning disabilities can take the passport with them when they go into hospital. The passport tells the doctors and nurses that they should make a copy and put the copy in with the person’s hospital notes.
If the person is going to be an in-patient, and stay in the hospital overnight, the hospital passport should hang at the end of the bed so that anyone treating them can take a look at it.
The passport was produced by the South West London Access to Acute Group and was based on original work by the Gloucester Partnership NHS Trust.