A Colorectal Patient Passport has been produced by members of the NCCP Survivorship team and specialist nursing staff. The original version of the Passport was developed by the colorectal surgical oncology team of Beaumont hospital and was very well evaluated by both staff and patients. Nursing colleagues in Beaumont Hospital, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, St James’s Hospital, Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital, The Mater Hospital and University Hospital Limerick shared their knowledge and expertise to ensure the information has expanded to include the surgical, medical and radiation therapy aspects of care. A patient representative kindly gave his time to be part of the project.
This Passport is the patient’s personal document. It will be introduced and explained to them at diagnoses. They will be encouraged to bring it with them to each hospital visit so that they can update their information at that time. They can use it as a place to store their information during their treatment and as a place to refer back to for treatment details, advice post operatively or on the side effects of treatment and when treatment ends.
It is hoped that this will support patients to take ownership of their follow up care and surveillance. Copies of the Passport will be available to colorectal patients, in the aforementioned hospitals, from October 2020. Patients and staff feedback on the Passport will be sought in 6 months and 12 months’ time. If any changes are required they will be carried out then before expanding the Passport nationwide.
Should you require any further information please contact Cathleen Osborne, Assistant Director of Nursing Cancer Survivorship, National Cancer Control Programme Tel: +353 (1) 828 7139 | 087 2037344 firstname.lastname@example.org
||To download the Colorectal Cancer Patient Passport, please click here