Patient Information Passports
The Patient Information Passport can be used to record details about a person who can't easily share information about themselves. For example, it can be used to record:
- a person’s cultural and family background
- important events, people and places from their life
- their preferences and routines.
It helps health and social care professionals better understand who the person really is, which can help them deliver care that is tailored to the person's needs. It can help to reduce distress for patients and their carers. It can also help to overcome problems with communication, and prevent more serious conditions developing.
You may already have a patient information passport or an 'All About Me' passport, please bring these to appointments and hospital visits to help us support you. You do not need a WWL passport, this is available if you prefer or do not currently have a Patient information Passport in place.
- So what is a Patient Information Passport?
The passport is a booklet that enables patients and their carers the opportunity to inform hospital staff of relevant, accurate information on the person they are caring for so the right help is given. The passport will be particularly helpful if the cared for person/patient has communication difficulties.
The is also a Patient Information Sheet which is a shortened version of the passport and may be useful for appointment or other short visits to WWL.
- How does it work?
Patients and their Carers complete the passport adding information, comments and suggestions about the needs of the cared for person/patient in each of the sections. The passport stays with the patient while they are in hospital, enabling all health professionals’ access to the information contained in the Patient Information Passport.
- How can I get hold of one?
For further details please contact:
Carers Support Team
Opening Hours 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Phone Number: 01942 705983
Fax: 01942 705960