Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske: Going To Hospital Book

The Going to Hospital Book is an accessible publication for patients with learning disability or autism and aims to support them in knowing what they might expect when visiting hospital for an appointment or being admitted for a procedure. The booklet is easy to read, uses Makaton symbols throughout to support images and is sent out to patients ahead of appointments or hospital admissions. A Makaton (sign and symbol) resource accompanies the book and is freely available for download by patients and professionals. This provides “now & next” boards with a timeline of treatment, creating a visual timetable for patients.

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