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Transition to adult services easy read

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What is transition?

Moving from Sheffield Childrens Hospital to an adult service.

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When will this start?

Your doctors and nurses will start to talk to you about transition at around 14 years old.

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Why do I have to move?

You are getting older and need to be cared for by adult teams.

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What will be different?

You might be given more responsibility and independence.

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Where will I go?

If you live in Sheffield your care will stay in Sheffield.

If you live out of Sheffield, your care may be within your local service.

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What if there is an emergency?

If you are still coming to SCH you can come to the Emergency Department here.

If you have moved to adult services, you will go to the adult hospital Emergency Department.

If you are over 16 years old and access the mental health services, you will need to attend the adult hospital Emergency Department.

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Who can help me?

Your parents, cares, doctors, nurses or anyone who looks after you can still help you.

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How will they help me?

Help you look after yourself and your healthcare.

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What extra support can I get?

A communication and health passport may be used to help you share your needs

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What if I do not feel ready?

We understand this may make you feel worried, talk to the people that look after you about your feelings.

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Youth Forum

This is a group of young people who meet to talk about how the hospital can be made better.

If you would like to join the group please email: scn-tr.transitionteam@nhs.net

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The Transition team

The transition team work at the Sheffield Childrens Hospital and are there to help any questions you might have about transition.

Contact the transition team on: scn-tr.transitionteam@nhs.net or 0114 305 3768

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Please note: this is a generic information sheet relating to care at Sheffield Children’s NHS FT. These details may not reflect treatment at other hospitals. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical care. Always follow your healthcare professionals’ instructions. If this resource relates to medicines, please read it alongside the medicine manufacturer’s patient information leaflet. If this information has been translated into another language from English, efforts have been made to maintain accuracy, but there may still be some translation errors. If you are unsure about any of the guidance in this resource or have specific questions about how it relates to your child, always ask your healthcare professional for further advice.

Resource number: TRN4

Resource Type: Article

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