Sending your child off to nursery or school for the first time is a daunting prospect, but never more so than for parents of a child with a heart condition.
It is best to provide your child’s nursery or school with as much relevant information about your child’s heart condition as you can. To make this as easy as possible, ECHO has produced a template in partnership with Evelina London Children’s Hospital:
Using this form ensures that all the appropriate details have been covered, and will also be of huge benefit to the nursery/school itself.
It is vital that this information is medically accurate, so please refer to information from the hospital or correspondence from your child’s Cardiologist (such as the latest copy of a clinic letter or ward discharge summary) for accurate details of his/her actual heart condition, treatment received and if appropriate, any medications prescribed. If you need help with compiling any of this information please contact the Outreach team.