We encourage people of all ages with a learning disability and or autism and their paid/informal carers to consider completing the COVID-19 Hospital Passport. The passport will support people’s care if they need admitting to hospital, and are supported by GP’s and hospitals across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The passport provides key information so staff and patients with a learning disability or any additional needs can communicate and understand each other better when someone is admitted to hospital. They can have a big impact on the treatment and care someone receives by enabling staff to make the necessary and reasonable adjustments to the care and treatment they provide.

Once completed, the passports include;

  • personal details
  • information on any medication 
  • any pre-existing health conditions
  • how a person communicates, including any communication aids they use
  • their likes and dislikes
  • how happiness, sadness, pain and discomfort are expressed

Download the Hospital Passport 

East Lancashire Hospitals

Julie Clift, Specialist Nurse for Learning Disability and Autism

For anyone who would use East Lancashire Hospitals please send completed documents to: [email protected]. Julie Clift the Specialist Nurse for Learning Disability & Autism will provide any support she can should you be admitted.

The COVID-19 Passport, is an urgent response to ensure more people provide the personal information held in Health & Wellbeing Passports, which have has been available for a number of years. This short video focusses on the benefits of passports to children and young people, however the benefits apply to anyone with an additional need or vulnerability of any age where communication can be difficult or is not possible. 

More information

For more information about the COVID-19 Hospital Passport, Health and Wellbeing Passports or being listed on the learning disability register, email Carole Ward, Diversity and Disability Services Officer - [email protected] 

Email Carole