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Patients with additional needs

If you need extra support in hospital, or care for someone who does, these pages are for you. Click on the links below to find out more about the support we can offer.

Accessible information and communication and how we can best prepare for your visit

We're committed to ensuring that our patients can access the care they need and that any additional requirements are met, particularly when preparing for a visit to hospital. We are able to assist patients who may have additional needs to better enable access to their healthcare in a safe and supportive environment.

Do you need:

  • written information in a different format such as Braille, large print or easy read?
  • an advocate or interpreter to attend your appointments?
  • support of a communication aid such as a hearing loop or visual alert?
  • a communication passport?

Please let the service or department you are using know what they can do to help you. You can also let us know in advance by filling out the form on this page.

Alternatively, please contact accessible@uhs.nhs.uk for further advice and information.