If you have a disability or special needs, and have an upcoming hospital visit, you may like to develop a Hospital Passport.
What is the Hospital Passport?
The Hospital Passport is a special form that can describe your health and care needs. The information can include your background, abilities, support needs, routines, likes and dislikes. This can make it easier for hospital workers to know what you might need when you are in hospital.
Who can use it?
The Hospital Passport can be used to help anyone who has special needs, including cognitive, communication or physical support needs. We want to make it easier for people with a disability to have a good experience in hospital.
How does it work?
You can create your own Hospital Passport using a form from the Bendigo Health website that looks like this.
Your family, carers or support workers can help to create your Hospital Passport. You can read some frequently asked questions to give you some more information about how to create a Hospital Passport.
When your Hospital Passport is finished, you or your carers should bring it with you if you need to come to hospital. Your Hospital Passport will help us to know more about you and how we can look after you.
Photos of the hospital have been put into booklets to help you get ready for coming to hospital. You can look at photos of different parts of the hospital so you know what to expect when you visit.
To visit the Bendigo Health website, and learn more about the Hospital Passport, click the link below: