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We have put together resources for coronavirus (COVID-19) to help support people with learning disabilities.

Update your Hospital Passport

In response to the coronavirus outbreak people with learning disabilities, carers and families are reminded to make sure their hospital passports are 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.

Update your Hospital Passport (DOC, 600 KB).

The more useful information health professionals have to support vulnerable people while in hospital the bigger difference it will make to a person’s experience while in hospital.

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

  • their likes and dislikes
  • any anxieties they may have
  • how they prefer those anxieties to be responded to
  • the best ways to communicate with the person

It also has essential information regarding any current medication and allergies they may have.

Anyone without their Hospital Passport can either:

For further information or questions call Jane Rees in Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s acute learning disability liaison team on 01872 254610 or 07584 770351.

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