Faye talks about how the hospital passport has made a difference in her life.
“It helps me to tell the doctor what I do and do not like including my sensory preferences. I have used the hospital passport many times. It means that instead of explaining things over and again to doctors they can look at the hospital passport. This means it is easier and less stressful for me. They make reasonable adjustments for me, like I book appointments that suit me and the doctors and nurses understand me more. When I have some of my treatments I get the same doctors and nurses so this makes me less stressed.”
Faye talks about what she would like to see more of in hospital care.
“I think their needs to be more awareness of hospital passports for patients, its not very accessible for everyone. Also there are Learning Disability Liaison Nurses in hospitals and not everyone of them, or that they can have a flag on their system so when they go into hospital the Learning Disability Liaison Nurse knows they are in hospital and come and help them.”