Health Passport Feedback Wanted

The Consumer Network of the Health Quality & Safety Commission is seeking feedback from people who have used the Health Passport document, put out by the Health & Disability Commission. The passports, filled out by the person or a carer, outline specific information about the person’s disability or medical condition that will assist staff treating that person to provide the appropriate care. The passports have been around for a few years now, and the Consumer Network would be interested to know if you have used one and how effective it was in assisting staff to understand your needs. Questions to consider:

Did staff involved in your care take notice of it and discuss it with you or your support person?

Did it lead to you receiving better care/treatment than you had received previously?

What ways could it be improved or updated?

Do you have any other comments?

If you would like to talk to someone about your responses please call Allison Frankin at : (03) 352-7206.

Please send your comments to: info@hqsc.govt.nz please write “health passport” in the subject line of your email. Comments by Friday 30 April 2015.

More information on the Health Passport can be found on the Health & Disability Commissioner's website: www.hdc.org.nz/about-us/disability/health-passport