Spring is coming and lockdown is slowly easing. Hopefully, March will bring us more opportunities…
SHASBAH have put together some resources to help our members prepare for a hospital stay, communicate with hospital staff and keep their minds occupied during their time in hospital.
1. Hospital Passport
A Hospital Passport collates important information about you, to let staff know how to best care for you, should you need to be admitted to hospital. There is also a guide to preparing for an emergency. Get in touch with us if you would like help filling in these documents. We’re happy to set up a Zoom call where we can walk you through it.
‘It’s a big help to have all my information to take to my appointments. My memory isn’t great and now I’m older, I am allowed to go to appointments on my own. I feel more confident I can tell the doctor everything I need. This passport is really useful. Thanks.’One of our teen members
2. Hospital Activity Pack
Our Activity Packs are designed to keep minds active during a hospital stay. We know there can be a lot of down time, especially while visiting is limited during COVID-19, so we’ve put together some age-appropriate booklets, containing puzzles, colouring and journal pages.
3. Hospital Visiting Grants
We also give out grants to cover the cost of transport for hospital visits. To apply for a grant, just fill out and return our Hospital Visiting Form.
Thanks to Shine, our national affiliated charity, for creating the hospital passport, and to Sheffield Carers Centre for the Guide to Preparing for an Emergency.