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Hospital passport

Welcome to UH Bristol's Children's Hospital Passport, a document to help children with  life-long disabilities when going to hospital.  The aim of theHospital passport Hospital Passport is to provide our staff with information about your child during a hospital visit.  This information will help us work in partnership with you in meeting your child's needs when using our hospital services.    

The Hospital Passport uses a traffic light system. This means that all essential information about your child must be written in the red section, this will alert staff to any extremely important information or specific requirements your child might have.  The amber section is for important information about your child's day-to-day activities. Preferable information about your child's like and dislikes can be documented in the green section.   

Download the Hospital Passport here.  This document requires Adobe Reader 8 or above. To view this document, please download Adobe Reader from http://www.adobe.com/uk/.  It is an editable PDF, although iPads don't support this document. Download the Hospital Passport Guide here.

If you decide to return the Hospital Passport to us electronically you will first need to save a blank copy of the document to your computer. Then you will need to complete the document and send an email to childrenshospitalpassport@uhbristol.nhs.uk and add the Hospital Passport as an attachment. You will then receive an automated response informing you that we have received your email.  Please be aware that you will be emailing confidential information about your child and the email you send is only as secure as the service provider you use. If you do not receive confirmation from us then please contact us. 

Please ensure that Hospital Passports are returned at least five working days before your child's planned admission date to allow us time to process them.

We will try to have the Hospital Passport to hand when your child arrives. However, there may be situations where this is not possible so please let staff know if your child has one and ask for a copy to be printed. 

We ask that you keep your child's hospital passport up-to-date. As a guide we recommend:

  • Children under five years of age - review every six months, update if necessary and email the updated copy to us.
  • Children over five years of age - annual review, update if necessary and email the updated copy to us.

If you are also a blue badge holder on behalf of your child, we are currently piloting a permit system to allow you extended time in our drop-off area.  If you are completing your passport for the first time, please make it clear that you are a badge holder.  If you are an exisiting passport holder and have not received a permit, please contact LIAISE on 0117 342 8158.

Further information can be found on page four of the Hospital Passport.  If you have difficulty completing it or require a paper copy please contact Liaise at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children on 0117 342 8065 or the children's disability nurse on 0117 342 8653.