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Help for your Hospital Stay

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

Download a Hospital Passport here.

Download a Guide to Preparing for an Emergency here.

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.

Download a Children’s Hospital Pack here.

Download an Adult’s Hospital Pack here.

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.

Download a Hospital Visiting Form here.

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.

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