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Carers information scheme

The Carer Information Scheme was developed for carers who would like to continue to support the person they care for whilst that person is in hospital. This could be with tasks such as washing, dressing, assisting with feeding and supporting them at night.

The Carer will have an initial conversation with the ward staff to ensure that everyone is clear about their role whilst the patient is in hospital. This will be recorded and kept with the patient's notes to aid communication between different teams of staff and the carer.

The Carer Sticker is issued daily to the carer by the ward and will allow them to visit the person they care for outside of visiting hours. Each day the carer is given a new sticker as this provides an opportunity for the carer and ward staff to discuss any issues.

Discounted parking will be offered if a carer is supporting the patient for longer than 2 hours. The nurse in charge of the ward should complete the Parking permit information paperwork which is then presented to the carer.

If you would like to access the scheme, please speak with the nurse in charge of the ward. We are aware, however, that some carers do not wish to continue caring when the person they care for is in hospital and some carers chose to use this time as a period of respite. We will support carers with their choice.


Do you need support?
If you would like support while the person you care for is in Hospital please contact the Carer Liaison Worker on 07763427688
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