My Health Now puts vital health information at fingertips
My Health Now is an easy-to-use form that helps you have your important health information in your hands when you need it most.
The handy document has basic information you will be asked for in an Emergency Department or outpatient appointment, as well as other things you may want your health care team to know.
It is designed to help you to communicate your health information with ambulance or hospital staff if you are unwell. It is not an official health document and not legally binding.
Caboolture Hospital Health Consumer Jurina developed My Health Now after attending a hospital appointment and being given forms to fill in.
“I found it very difficult to recall parts of my health history and impossible to recall the dates of my surgeries or the names and dosages of the medications that I currently take,” Jurina said
“When I got home, I sat down and created a health history document that I could easily edit as needed and could take with me to all my health-related appointments.
“I shared the template with my colleagues at the Caboolture Hospital Caring Together Consumer Network and we all agreed that it is a valuable resource that could benefit everyone in our community.”
“We all appreciate our fantastic health care system but many of us recognise areas that could be improved on, yet we don’t want to be seen to be complaining so we keep quiet. If we don’t suggest improvements, then no one knows that things could improve.”
My Health Now is available on the Caboolture Hospital website.