Easy Read Patient Leaflets

Woman looking at an Easy Read leaflet

Welcome to the East Kent Hospitals patient information directory.

At East Kent Hospitals we understand that some of our patients will need information in an Easy Read format (pictures and words). This directory of leaflets covers a wide range of subjects. We hope that these will help those patients with learning disabilities understand more about their care.

To search our Easy Read patient leaflets you can type words in the “keywords” box, use the A-Z list, or scroll through the list. For example:

  • Type a word in the Keywords box, for example type ‘hearing’ in the box and click on the Search button.
  • Click on one of the letters in the A-Z, for example click on T to see all the leaflets that start with the letter T.
  • Scroll through the list of leaflets.

Once you have found the title you want, click on the underlined leaflet title.

3 Questions for better health (Easy Read)
A Guide to your COVID-19 vaccination
Abuse and what to do about it (Easy Read leaflet)
Advocacy for all: better voices better lives
Before your blood test - not eating and only drinking water (also known as 'fasting') (Easy Read and Text only)
Communicating by email or SMS text (Easy Read)
Communication tips when using face masks
Consent and capacity: helping you make important choices (Easy Read)
Consent: a guide for people with learning disabilities
Constipation (Easy Read)
Covid-19 and patients waiting for hospital treatment (Easy Read and Text only)
Dementia Easy Read factsheets
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) (Easy Read)
Detention: also called Sectioned (Easy Read)
Diabetes and your eyes (Easy Read)
Easy Read advice and information about Covid
Easy read guide to the Covid-19 booster vaccination
Epilepsy Easy Read and audio leaflets
Explain my procedure: Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Friends and Family Test (Easy Read and Text only)
Get your free flu jab (Easy Read)
Getting ready for a talk about your health (Easy Read)
Having a cataract operation (Easy Read)
Having an Eye Test (Easy Read)
Having an operation with anaesthesia (Easy Read resources)
Having your blood pressure taken (Easy Read)
How to book your x-ray appointment (Easy Read and Text only)
How to join the Learning Disability Register (Easy Read)
How to wash your hands
If you think someone is having a stroke get help quickly (Easy Read)
Leaving hospital to go home (Easy Read)
Leaving hospital to go to another place of care (Easy Read)
Macmillan Easy Read Cancer Information
Male Catheter in Hospital (Easy Read)
My Health Passport: for autistic people
My Healthcare Passport
Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS): Do you have a worry or concern? We are here to help. (Easy Read and Text only))
Patient Initiated Follow-Up (Easy Read and Text only)
Pressure ulcers: Easy Read
Putting in your eye drops (Easy Read)
Reasonable adjustments: small changes that can help people with a learning disability (Easy Read)
Sepsis leaflets and posters (Easy Read)
Signia Stretta: your hearing aid information booklet
SNP array
Stopping infection in hospital (Easy Read and Text only)
Talk to us.... Complaints, comments, concerns and compliments
Testing your hearing in hospital (Easy Read and Text only)
The Mental Capacity Act 2005: Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and You (Easy Read)
Treat me well: simple adjustments make a big difference

Would you like the information in this leaflet in another format or language?

We value equality of access to our information and services and are therefore happy to provide the information in this leaflet in Braille, Easy Read, large print, or audio - upon request.

If you would like a copy of this document in your language, please contact the ward or department responsible for your care.

Pacjenci chcący uzyskać kopię tego dokumentu w swoim języku ojczystym powinni skontaktować się z oddziałem lub działem odpowiedzialnym za opiekę nad nimi.

Ak by ste chceli kópiu tohto dokumentu vo vašom jazyku, prosím skontaktujte nemocničné pracovisko, alebo oddelenie zodpovedné za starostlivosť o vás.

Pokud byste měli zájem o kopii tohoto dokumentu ve svém jazyce, kontaktujte prosím oddělení odpovídající za Vaši péči.

Чтобы получить копию этого документа на вашем родном языке, пожалуйста обратитесь вотделение, ответственное за ваше лечение.

Contact us

If you cannot find the leaflet you are looking for, please contact the Patient Information Team

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