The Importance of photo ID in the Care Sector

Written By John Fieldsend
The Importance of photo ID in the Care Sector

Photo ID cards are a simple and effective way to safeguard medical staff, carers and support workers, as well as provide reassurance to residents, patients and visitors within any healthcare setting.

When wearing a photo ID badge, it helps to create a comfortable and safe atmosphere whilst interacting with patients and other members of staff. Photographic identification can help patients to quickly recognise who they are interacting with, whether it be a doctor, nurse, paramedic, consultant, or other healthcare professional.

Here at Magicard we support our local charity, Weldmar Hospicecare. Many employees have loved ones which have received their fantastic care and support. Magicard hold employee raffles and social events throughout the year to raise funds, whilst supporting and sponsoring many of Weldmar’s own charity events.

Weldmar Hospicecare is a Dorset charity providing specialist end of life care for local people who are living with a life limiting illness, including conditions such as cancer, motor neurone disease, and heart disease. They also support their loved ones throughout what can be one of life’s most difficult journeys.

Weldmar Hospicecare provides this care throughout the west, south, and north of Dorset with teams of Weldmar Community Nurses, a Weldmar at Home service and an Inpatient Unit situated in beautiful grounds in Dorchester.

As well as their doctors and nurses, their approach to providing specialist care extends to services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy, and the Patient and Family Support Services team is there to help patients, their carers, and loved ones through this difficult time.

As a patient or family member receiving support may see many different staff with various roles throughout their care, photo ID is able to reassure patients and give instant recognition and security of being a professional within the Weldmar Team.

Weldmar have used Magicard ID card printers for many years to print and issue their staff ID badges.

Here, we have the clinical director of Weldmar explaining why our ID card printers are so important within their care setting.

Being able to print our ID cards quickly and efficiently is so helpful. Having our name printed clearly on the card underneath our logo really helps people to have confidence in who they are receiving care from. Patients often come across lots of people working for different providers and our ID cards help them instantly recognise who we work for. Having a face on the card is reassuring that we are genuine, and our job titles help explain our various roles. For staff we wear our ID badge with pride as we are proud to work for this local charity and it is great to be able to provide new staff with their ID badge so promptly so that they feel welcomed into the team right from the start.”

by Caroline Sweetland, Director of Clinical Services.

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13th Sep 2023