This site has been developed with the support of Wakefield Healthwatch citizen’s panel and partner organisations across Wakefield District. If you have any feedback on the site please email


What support is available?

VIP Red Bags

Before the VIP Red Bag project, important documents such as hospital passports, Do Not Resuscitate forms and personal belongings were mislaid or misused. These documents provide important information and explain how to support a person with learning disabilities and any adjustments that need to be made for their care.

The VIP Red Bag keep all of these documents in one place. It helps healthcare professionals better understand the person they're treating, and they are able to make any adjustments if necessary. 

You can request a VIP Red Bag if you have a learning disability (aged over 14) and live in Wakefield District. Please contact the Wakefield team on 

My Hospital Passport

The Hospital Passport helps to communicate your needs when you are in hospital. You will need to take it with you and share it with the hospital staff.

Complex Needs

Mid Yorkshire Trust aims to ensure that all patients with a complex needs (for example learning disabilities, autism, dementia, and so on) receive good quality care at the same level as patients in the Trust.

Last updated: 11/8/2022