Emergency health care plans (EHCP) are important records of what patients want to be done in the event of a sudden illness. EHCP are created and agreed upon by the patient, their family and health professionals providing clear, personalised instructions of what types of care should be provided in the event of an emergency. Information is also given about who usually looks after the patient and who to inform of their admission to hospital.
Although copies of this plan are often given to the patient, their family and local hospital notes, these can easily be forgotten, misplaced or may not be available due to the patient being out of area. When rushing to hospital, the two things you are most likely to remember are your keys and mobile phone, not necessarily paperwork such as the EHCP. This mean can mean that the EHCP may not be found or used for several days in some cases. This app aims to make sure that you always have a copy of this important plan to hand in case of emergency. The app allows patients to upload an image of their EHCP to either be displayed directly on their phone, or sent via email to health care professionals. This improves communication and empowers the patient by making sure everyone knows their wishes in the event of an emergency.
Rename to simply EHP
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.