Personal Care Requirements in Hospitals

SDEF are working with Health Facilities Scotland (HFS) as part of its commitment to work towards independent living for disabled people.  Recently, HFS held a Working Group event to gather disabled people’s opinions on what needs to improve within our healthcare facilities to make access easier for disabled people. 

This is an SDEF survey to test interest from disabled people on how and what personal care information may be shared with healthcare professionals.  There is no implicit NHSScotland, NSS or HFS commitment for implementation of such a system; however, your comments are greatly valued and could potentially influence future developments of Personal Care Information Sharing within NHSScotland.

The following questionnaire covers one of the key recommendations and we would like to know what you think about it.

Have you ever been in hospital and had to inform staff of your support or personal care requirements during your stay?

We would like to know what you think of being able to input this information into your medical records so that staff can be informed of your requirements and wishes in advance.

 This would mean that hospital staff would be aware of your specific care requirements/wishes when you get there so that you (or your family, carer) don’t have to inform staff on what’s important to you to make your stay more comfortable.


Please fill out the following questionnaire to let us know what you think

Many thanks for taking the time to fill out this short questionnaire