Once you have created a Mycarematters* profile, you need to ensure that healthcare professionals are aware of its existence. This wallet card has your unique Mycarematters code printed on it, enabling hospital staff to retrieve, print out and display your profile. In this way, everyone helping to care for you will be aware of your needs and preferences.
The reverse of the wallet card has space for you to add contact details of the person you would like to be contacted in the event of an emergency.
*Mycarematters is an online service where a person, or a carer / care home on their behalf, can upload the information they want healthcare professionals to know if they are admitted to hospital and are unable to communicate. So if a person has to undergo a stay in hospital and has created a Mycarematters profile in advance, their needs and preferences can be accessed the minute they arrive on the ward. Their Mycarematters printout can also be used to assist with care in a care home or in their own home.
Create a free Mycarematters profile here. Further information here for care homes wishing to use Mycarematters.