Hospital Passport and Emergency Card

DMCS has devised a ‘Hospital Passport’, for Deaf people attending medical appointments.

How?

Over the years he has done a lot of research and spoken to a lot of people to create a hospital passport. This passport is specially adapted and ideal for Deaf people to take with them when they attend a medical appointment at the doctor or hospital.
What/Why?

Often, when a Deaf person has a medical appointment, there is no interpreter there to communicate between them and the medical staff. This happens a lot, especially when the Deaf person has an emergency appointment. This passport contains all the medical information that health care staff need to be able to treat the patient, including;
  • Contact information
  • Dietary requirements
  • Personal care
  • Medical History
  • Allergies
There are also 3 pages of simple BSL signs and the BSL alphabet, to help medical staff communicate with the Deaf patient.

We recommend that all Deaf people always carry a copy of their hospital passport with them, especially for their booked medical appointments, but also if there is a medical emergency and there isn’t enough time to book a BSL interpreter.

If you need more information about how to order your personal hospital passport, please contact:

Mehdi Mahbaz
Text – 07891 434699
Email – mehdi.mahbaz@dmcs.org.uk
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