Medication Passports to help people keep track of their medicines, have been launched at Eastbourne DGH, and funded by the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital.
A Medication Passport lists a person’s medicines and dosage and can be shown to health professionals, to help substantially reduce the risk of any communication mix up about an individual’s medication.
Jane Starr, Medication Safety Officer at the Trust said: “It can be difficult for some people to keep track of their own medication sometimes, especially if they are taking a lot of pills and when changes are made to their dosages. The Medication Passport helps to keep a record of someone’s medicine and is a very handy document to pass to their doctor or pharmacist. It will help to substantially reducing the risk of any medication communication mix up. I would like to thank the Friends for their generosity in supporting this initiative.”
Sarah Wilkinson-Cox, Matron on Berwick Ward said: “The passports are a wonderful idea and my team are now giving them to patients on discharge who found them very handy.”
Medication Passports are available from any local Pharmacy or download the App called Medication Passport by Imperial College Hospital, from the App Store on an iPhone.