My Care Passport

Supporting patients who have a learning disability
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Patients with learning disabilities and/or autism are particularly vulnerable to experiencing poor health outcomes. The National Learning from Deaths programme has identified that 50% of deaths of people with learning disabilities are from either a treatable or preventable causes.  It is essential that hospital staff can easily identify whether a patient has a learning disability and inform the learning disability nurse. The My Care Passport provides key information about a patient’s preferences, care needs and the adjustments that are required to provide safe care. They support staff at our hospitals to meet your needs. If someone goes into hospital they can bring in a My Care Passport.

 

More information on the care passport can be found on the West Sussex hospital website

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