Hospital Passports

Hospital passports have been developed by a number of trusts, local authorities and third sector organisations across both children's and adult services.

They vary in length and content - but the majority will present personal information about the child, outline their communication methods, their likes and dislikes, and their health and support needs.

A number of passports across both children and adult services are based on the 'traffic light system':

  • Red - things you must know about me
  • Amber - things that are important to me
  • Green - my likes and dislikes

Examples of passports based on this system are to
be found in:

There are a number of other models of 'hospital passports' that have been developed for disabled children. Examples of these include those in:

  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Walsall - This passport was developed by the transitions team and is used in a variety of situations: meeting new health professionals; applying for a place at college; taking to a job interview; supporting a DLA application. Young people have an electronic copy so that they can update it
  • Wraparound and Craigavon Area Hospital, Northern Ireland

A range of templates are offered on the CALL Scotland website to assist in developing communication passports: http://www.communicationpassports.org.uk/Resources/Creating-Passports/