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Care homes and the red bag

https://kingstonhospital.nhs.uk/information/care-homes-and-the-red-bag

Does your family member live in a care home?

If your family member lives in a care home, ask about red bags.

This information tells you what a red bag is and what it is for.

Red bag for care home residents

What is a red bag?

The red bag is for care home residents.

A red bag will go with the resident if they go into hospital.

It is usually packed by the care home staff.

What is in the red bag?

The red bag contains essential information and items people need in hospital, such as:

ItemPicture
Up to date medical and personal informationMedical form
Dentures, glasses and hearing aidsDenturesHearing aids
Clothes (including pyjamas)Clothers
ToiletriesToiletries

What is the red bag for?

It helps the care home resident to:

  • get the right care and treatment
  • be cared for in the right place and in the right way
  • be treated at the right time.

Further information

Video about red bags
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIsrJ57-844
QR code red bag
Care-homes-and-the-red-bag-Kingston-Hospital Download PDF


Contacts

Kingston Hospital Care Home Pathway Coordinator
khft.Redbag@nhs.net

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