Barts NHS Trust, Moving to Adult Care: A Guide
What we did
Barts Health NHS Trust and the Royal London Hospital’s Rental Unit, commissioned Canvas to produce a series of three informational films about transitioning from children’s wards into adult renal care.
The three films were aimed at teenagers and young adults, transitioning their medical care and dialysis treatment from Great Ormond Street Hospital to The Royal London Hospital. For most, the transition is a daunting one, moving from the relatively friendly environment of the children’s hospital to more clinical adult wards. We interviewed young adult patients, who had recently transitioned themselves, about the process, with the aim of reassuring teenage patients that the transition isn’t too bad! We also used 22 year-old patient, Imaan, to give us a ‘tour’ of the hospital, so that future patients could see a basic geography of the department, whilst being reassured by a peer, with whom they could identify.