A Hospital Handbook Compiled by Patients

If you have ever felt that going to the hospital feels like going to a foreign country, this handbook is for you. A group of seniors in Kingston, Ontario, has come together to share common hospital experiences, frustrations, and workarounds. With the help of University Health Network’s OpenLab group, their contribution was compiled into a free handbook called From Patients Who Know: A Hospital Handbook. It has a lot of useful information and was mentioned by the Toronto Star.

Some of the topics covered include:

- What to bring
- Getting to the Emergency Department
- The Language of Hospitals
- People You’ll Meet

Please download it for free and have a look.