Summary of “Please ask” posters

It is important to us all that our patients, their families and carers are fully involved in every aspect of their care from admission through to discharge.

The “Please ask” posters were developed in NHS Ayrshire and Arran to encourage patients, relatives and carers to ask 4 important question about the care and discharge plans for them or their relative.

The posters focus on 4 questions

  1. Why am I here?
  2. What is going to happen now, later today and tomorrow?
  3. What needs to happen for me to go home?
  4. What day am I going home?

The posters are displayed within ward areas and are designed to be clear, visible and easy to read. Three posters were developed for 3 different stages in the hospital journey.

Please Ask – Poster (1)

Please Ask – Poster (2)