The Red Bag Project is a new service for people in Coventry care homes. When someone goes into the hospital from a care home they bring with them a red bag which contains information about them, their health, their likes/dislikes, and their medication as well as their personal belongings.
People who go into hospital for an emergency often go from an ambulance to the hospital and within the hospital from one department to another. The information within the red bag helps professionals to easily access key information and quickly provide the right care.
The project is new in Coventry and is based on the success of similar schemes in other local authorities where it has improved people’s experience of their hospital stay, the care received and their safety.