How can you help?

Admissions and day cases

If the person you care for is being admitted to hospital or attending as a day case, you can help us by:

  • Bringing any existing care plans that are in place for the person you care for such as the ‘Patient Passport’
  • Bringing any current medicines, tablets and/or prescriptions for the person you care for
  • Bringing the name, address and telephone number of the GP and next of kin for the person you care for
  • Bringing information of any other people currently involved in the care of the person you care for (eg social worker)
  • Bringing any items of personal need for the person you care for, including any communication aids or important personal mementoes (remember to clearly label any items and avoid valuable items where possible)
  • Telling nursing staff if you are the main carer or will be taking on caring responsibilities for the person being discharged—the person being discharged will need to confirm that you are taking this role following discharge and that they are happy to have their information shared with you
  • Asking staff to ensure you are included in any discharge plans for the person being cared for

Outpatient appointments

If the person you care for is attending an outpatient appointment, you can help us by:

  • Bringing any existing care plans that are in place for the person you care for such as the ‘Patient Passport’
  • Bringing any current medicine prescriptions for the person you care for
  • Bringing the name, address and telephone number of the GP and next of kin for the person you care for
  • Bringing any communication aids for the person you care for

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