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This web page has been created by all the Young People involved in the South Gloucestershire LINk Young People's Website Project.
With the support of South Gloucestershire LINk, St Andrews Methodist Youth Centre, Kids South Gloucestershire, Star Kids and Jem Productions
Young People's Health Care
'Everyone is entitled to their own opinion'
If you have something to say about Hospital or Emergency Services for Young People in South Gloucestershire
Either contact us or make a comment on our discussion forum
Children and Young people can find going into hospital a bit daunting.
The hospital is a new and strange environment, full of new sights, smells, noises and people. If possible, talk to your child before leaving for hospital and explain what they should expect.
Ambulance services are the way lots of people with conditions, rangeing from life-threatening emergencies to chronic illness get to hospital to get important treatment.
The ambulance crew is usually made up of an emergency care assistant and a paramedic.
Ambulances contain emergency care equipment such as heart defibrillators, oxygen, intravenous drips, spinal and traction splints and a variety of drugs.
The Ambulance staff are trained to use all this equipment and in a range of ways to provide emergency treatment while getting people to hospital.
Sometimes people are not taken to hospital but are treated at home or referred to other professionals such as Social Services.
Click Here to see Hospital and Emergency Services Facts and Information
Click here to see the survey and supporting poster that the LINk YP group developed for community health services to use to assess how YP friendly they are
Questions about Hospital Services for Young People
If someone you knew had to go into hospital what would you want to know beforehand? How would you find out that information? Who would you ask about it?
If someone I knew was going into hospital they would probably want to know where they had to go, who they were going to see and what was going to happen to them and how long they were likely to be in hospital for. They would also want to know that everything was going to be explained to them in a way that they could understand.
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If you were admitted to hospital how would you expect the staff in the hospital to treat and behave toward you as a young person so that you had a good experience of hospital?
I would expect all the hospital staff to treat all young people with respect, to explain things in a way they understand, give them time to ask questions and listen to what they say. It would also be important to give them the opportunity to have a parent or someone they trust with them if they wanted.
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