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Roscommon Hospital launches Hospital Passport with the Brothers of Charity

Roscommon Hospital in partnership with the Brothers of Charity Services, Roscommon, recently launched a Hospital Passport which is used to support people with a communication difficulty or intellectual disability when they come to hospital.
The Passport includes information on the service user under headings such as “Things you must know about me”, “Things that are important to me” and “My likes and dislikes”. “The Passport will be completed as appropriate by staff or family members of clients who have a communication difficulty and who are going to be admitted to the Hospital.
Maura Loftus, Director of Nursing, Roscommon Hospital launched the Hospital Passport and said, “The Hospital Passport is a terrific development which will make it much easier to care for patients with a communication difficulty, for example Stroke Care/Dementia Care or clients with intellectual disabilities, while in Hospital. It will enhance the transition into the hospital setting and enable patients to feel at ease during their stay in hospital.
“The passport will include essential information for staff which the patients themselves may not be able to articulate. We want to make sure that all our patients are as comfortable as possible while at hospital and the Passport is another tool to assist us.”
Photo Details:
At the launch of the Hospital Passport at Roscommon Hospital recently, back row from left: Elaine Prendergast, General Manager, Roscommon Hospital; Mary B Rice, Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development Unit, HSE West; Margaret Casey, Director of Nursing, Portiuncula Hospital Ballinasloe; and John Casey, Brothers of Charity, Roscommon. Front row from left: Maura Loftus, Director of Nursing, Roscommon Hospital; Margaret Conneran, Brothers of Charity; and Margaret Glacken, Brothers of Charity.