Things to ask for to make your visit to hospital easier
Clear communication from healthcare staff.
Accessible Accessible means something is easy for people to use or join in with. For example: Accessible writing means the writing is easy to read and understand. information.
Resources to help with a hospital visit
Reasonable adjustments in hospital
What are reasonable adjustments?
Reasonable adjustments are small changes that can help people with a learning disability A learning disability is to do with the way someone's brain works. It makes it harder for someone to learn, understand or do things. be treated equally.
The law Laws are the rules that everyone in the country has to follow. If you don't follow the rules you can get in trouble with the police. says that reasonable adjustments should be put in place.
Watch this video to find out how they can help you.
It's not just during visits to hospital when people with a learning disability need more support
Thanks to those campaigning alongside Mencap, particularly following our Treat Me Well campaign A campaign is when people work together to try to change something. , visiting hospital is starting to become easier for people with a learning disability.
But there's so much more to be done.
Mencap has, and always will, continue to campaign tirelessly to make the UK the best place for people with a learning disability to live.
These reports and lived experiences highlighted the changes needed in healthcare during our Treat Me Well campaign
Frequently asked questions
Where can I find a hospital passport?
You can use our template to make your own hospital passport.
To find out how to use the hospital passport visit our website.
What reasonable adjustments can I ask for?
Under the Equality Equality is when everyone is treated fairly. Act 2010, all disabled people have the right to reasonable adjustments when using public services, including healthcare.
Every person is different, so the adjustments people with a learning disability need will differ from person to person. However, there are common adjustments that help lots of people with a learning disability.
We have made a list of the Top 10 reasonable adjustments people ask for.