Going to Hospital Book

The fifth book in the Looking Up series a joint collaboration with Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust. 

We have collaborated with Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust to create a new book called ‘Going To Hospital’ (GTH) which follows the successful photo pictorial format of the earlier book ‘Going To School’ released in 2017.

This initiative is the work of co-authors Jane Rees from the NHS Learning Disability Nursing & Safeguarding Team at RCH Treliske and Angie Emrys-Jones Publications Lead of Cornwall Down’s Syndrome Support Group.

We are very excited about the potential reach and impact of this simple but so useful book and download that really will improve health outcomes for so many who are apprehensive about a hospital visit or procedure.’

‘Going to Hospital’ is an accessible publication for patients with learning disability or autism and aims to help children & young people with additional needs to know what they might expect to see when visiting hospital for an appointment or when being admitted for a procedure.

The booklet is easy read, uses Makaton symbols throughout to support images and is now available in hard copy which will be sent out to patients known to the Learning Disability Team at Royal Cornwall Hospital ahead of appointments or hospital admissions.

Cornwall patients not yet known to the Learning Disability Nursing Team at Royal Cornwall Hospital can request a copy directly for free and appointment letters will soon host a QR code of the book, meaning that it can be instantly downloaded directly onto a phone or device to be viewed at home.

So that no matter where they live, patients will be able to view the images from their device at home in preparation of a visit to hospital.

Going to Hospital Book

Going to Hospital Book

The booklet is available in digital format hosted on the Royal Cornwall Hospital website, look under the “Learning Disabilities and Autism, Acute Liaison” tab as you scroll down on the Safeguarding Page.

Going to Hospital Book

Going to Hospital Book Makaton

The Going to Hospital Health Care Makaton cards can also be ordered on the Makaton website for free. Please click here to go to the website.

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