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Hospital Passport

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The aim of the hospital passport is to assist people with learning disabilities to provide hospital staff with important up to date and relevant information about them and their health when they are admitted to hospital.

A completed hospital passport will give staff a lot of useful information about communication needs, reasonable adjustments, anxieties, likes and dislikes that an individual may have.

It helps staff to understand the patient's individual needs, plan their care and it assists staff to make reasonable adjustments for patients.

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A hospital passport is completed by the individual or someone who knows them well.

We ask the individual to bring in their hospital passport when they access hospital or other healthcare settings so we can provide personalised care.

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital