A Hospital Passport for Kids – What do you think?


We recently found out about an initiative by the Children & Young Peoples MKN – Psychology Services for the National Health Service for Scotland and we want to know what you think!  Your answers will determine if we go forward with this project or not.

The NHS has created a Coping Passport which is:

  • Aimed at primary school aged children
  • Teaches children (and parents / and staff) simple psychological strategies to reduce anxiety and distress associated withyorkhill_2 hospital visits and procedures:  Distraction, Relaxation, Choice and Preparation.
  • Improves communication between children and staff
  • Involves children in decision making around their treatment

Should we create something similar to BC Children’s Hospital and Sunny Hill Health Centre?  Would you and your children use something like this?

Please watch the video and/or check out the slides which discuss the success of the project, keeping in mind that we would adapt the passport to our healthcare system and organizations.  Then take the poll and tell us what you think.  Poll closes Friday, July 12.

Please feel free to forward to friends and family who may also have used the hospital.  We would really like a broad range of viewpoints and if you have any additional comments please email: sgreig@cw.bc.ca


About BC Children's Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre Patient & Family Advisory

We are Partners in Care Patient and Family Advisory Program to BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre and BC Women's Hospital Neonatal Program.
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