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NHS Kernow’s website closed on 30 June 2022. Visit the NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Integrated Care Board website for information about our health and care services.

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This page provides easy read resources on coronavirus (COVID-19) to help support people with learning disabilities.

Update your hospital passport

Please make sure your hospital passport is up to date. A hospital passport provides health workers with vital details about a person with a learning disability and how best to meet their care needs if they are admitted to hospital, especially if they attend alone. If you are a carer, you can update the hospital passport on their behalf.

Update your hospital passport (DOC, 600 KB).

The more information health workers have to support vulnerable people while in hospital, the bigger difference it will make to their experience while in hospital.

It is a quick way for a health worker to find out about the person with learning disabilities.

This includes:

  • their likes and dislikes
  • any anxieties they may have
  • how they prefer those anxieties to be responded to
  • the best ways to communicate with them
  • information on their medications and any known allergies

Not got a hospital passport?

Anyone without a hospital passport can:

If you have any questions, call Jane Rees in the acute learning disability liaison team on 01872 254610 or 07584 770351.

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