The A2D Together Folder for People with a Disability
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Easy English Factsheet)

Going to hospital can be very stressful!

A hospital
I'm worried!

You might be worried and scared.
Your parent or carer may be worried too.

Too many questions!

In hospital you will get asked a lot of questions.
Different people in hospital might ask the same questions.

So frustrating!

This can be frustrating!

This is the A2D Together Folder cover

When in hospital you need to be looked after.
The A2D Together Folder tells people how to look after you.
The folder has important information about you.
It will help hospital staff to look after you.
A folder can help you be less worried in hospital.

This is where I live!

The folder will have your medical information.
It will have your address.

And my phone number!

It can have your parent or carer’s name and phone number.

I don't feel too good...

It will say what can make you sick.
It will tell people what can make you upset.
It will tell people how best to talk with you.

I like this, but I don't like that!

It will tell people what you do and don’t like.

Help me like this!

It will tell people how you like to be helped.

A User’s Perspective

Watch the video below.
Listen to Anne Funke.
She is Mitchell’s Mum.

I want to listen to the movie!

Mitchell took his A2D Together Folder to hospital.
Anne will tell you how the folder helped.
Anne felt less worried.
The folder told the nurses and doctor how to care for Mitchell.
The folder keeps all Mitchell’s information together.

The folder made Mitchell’s
time in hospital better.

That's better!

This is how to make an A2D Together folder

There are 5 steps to make the folder

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Step 1: Making the Cover Page

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Download a copy of the cover page by clicking here.

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Type information into the white box.

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Type your name and what you like people to call you.

If you have a guardian or person responsible include their details. Type their name and phone number in the box under “If person is unable to consent to treatment please call:”

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Add a recent photo of yourself into the “Insert photo here” box.

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Print the cover page in colour.

Now click here and go to Step 2!

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Step 2: The medication section

This section has information on your medications.

You will need your blister pack or your current mediation chart.

If you have a blister pack put it in this section before you go to hospital.

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If you have a medication chart put it in this section before you go to hospital.

You will need to bring all your medications to hospital.

Keep medications in their packages and boxes.

Now click here and go to Step 3!

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Step 3: The TOP 5 section

This section has important things about you.

This is called your TOP 5.

The TOP 5 will tell hospital staff 5 important things about you.

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Your TOP 5 tells people:

  • how you communicate
  • what you need help with
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Your TOP 5 tells people:

  • what you like
  • what you don’t like
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It tells people how you want to be helped.

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Download a copy of the TOP 5 here

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Type your 5 important things into the boxes next to the numbers.

Print 3 copies of your TOP 5 page.

Now click here and go to Step 4!

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Step 4: The Support Plans section

The Green Section has your support plans

You might have a support or management plan for:

  • eating and drinking
  • to help with behaviour
  • Epilepsy management
  • Diabetes management
  • Bowel management
  • Pressure care management

You can put any recent doctor reports in this section

You will need a “Hospital Support Plan” in this section

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Download the Hospital Support Plan here.

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Print this page.

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Take this page to your GP.
Ask your GP to fill in the medical section.
Part 2 of the Hospital Support Plan is filled out when you are in hospital.

Now click here and go to Step 5!

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Step 5: Finishing making the folder

You will now put the folder together.

You will need a clear plastic folder. Get an A4 non-refillable display book with 20 fixed sheets.

Click PLAY below and follow the slideshow.