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Hospital Passport at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

If you or your child have communication difficulties, it can be a good idea to fill in a hospital passport to take with you whenever you have to attend an appointment or stay over at hospital. A hospital passport gives healthcare staff at the hospital a clear idea of your / your child's needs and how to give you / ypur child the best care. 

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has produced a template hospital passport which you can download below: 

Hospital Passport (PDF)

How does the passport work?

  • All patients with communication needs are encouraged to complete a passport with a family member/ carer and to bring it with them to all appointments
  • If patient does not have a passport on arrival, staff will be expected to complete one in partnership with the family/carer
  • The passport will be kept at the bedside on admission and be a key part of the nurse handover
  • The passport will be kept up to date
  • A photocopy of the passport will be put into the patients’ medical records

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kathryn Mangold
Contact Position
Lead Nurse for Learning Disability and Transition
 07581 627 472

Other Details


Referral Details

Health passports are:

  • Available on Trust website in editable format
  • Paper copy available at the Patient Liaison offices on ground floor of the hospitals
  • Information can also be added to the patients’ disability log on IT system




Last Updated 23/09/2019

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