Shunt alert cards
Shine has a series of Shunt Alert Cards, for adults and children. These should be carried at all times by people with hydrocephalus treated by a shunt (this will include some people with spina bifida).
The card emphasises that, if the card-holder is showing signs similar to those which occur when there is shunt blockage or infection, urgent assessment of shunt function should be carried out in a specialist neuro-surgical unit, in order to eliminate shunt failure as a cause.
People applying for a Shunt Alert Card can also request that an information sheet about hydrocephalus, specially written for doctors, is sent to their GP.
- To order your free card please fill out the form below or contact us on 01733 555988.
PLEASE NOTE: Shunt cards are only available to residents in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. You need to be a member of Shine in order to receive your free Shunt Alert card.
- If you have not already signed up - IT'S FREE - simply CLICK HERE!