The Health Improvement officer for Conwy Connect can help you with any health inequalities you feel you have faced. If you have any questions about the Traffic Light Hospital Assessment, Health Checks, healthy living or health issues in general please contact us.
Traffic Light Hospital Assessment Form
The Traffic Light Hospital Assessment Form is a very important document for people with a learning disability. If you have a learning disability you should fill one in and take it with you if you need to go into hospital.
It contains very important information about you for hospital staff to read including vital medical facts, details about the support levels you need and a section about your likes and dislikes to make your stay more comfortable.
You should fill it in as soon as you get it, as there will be no time to complete it if you are suddenly rushed into hospital. Ask someone for help to fill it in if you need to.
This is YOUR document and should stay with you at all times if you are in hospital, even when you go to different parts of the hospital – for example, if you go for an x ray.
This is because all staff who deal with you need to read it to find out about you. When you go home again you should take it with you.
Don’t forget to check your form from time to time to make sure all the information on it is up to date.
To get your copy of the Traffic Light Hospital Assessment Form click on the link below. You can fill it in on a computer if you want, or simply print it off and fill it in with a pen.
Either way, make sure you print it out in colour afterwards, as otherwise it won’t work properly.
Health Checks – ‘Your Guide To Your Health Check’
Every adult with a learning disability living in Wales can have a free health check once a year.
‘Your Guide To Your Health Check’ tells you about what should happen in your check. It is an ‘Easy Read’ guide I have made by adapting and adding to a Mencap guide.
Having a health check once a year is very important as it looks for health problems you may not know about. It also makes sure you are on the right medication if you take medication. It will tell you whether you have had all the vaccinations and medical tests you need.
The health checks are done by 16 of the 18 GP practices in Conwy. If your GP surgery does not do them then you have the right to have one at another Conwy GP.
If you haven’t been having a free health check every year you should ask your doctor about having one.
If you have any questions about health checks or have had any problems with your health check you can contact Sonia Winley on 07919 302 374 or 01824 712764. Sonia is the Learning Disability Acute Liaison Nurse who specialises in health checks.