Our learning disability team support our adult patients with a learning disability and/or autism, their families and carers through their hospital journey. This includes:
- Highlighting the use of a hospital passport or purple folder that holds information about the person with a learning disability so that this is available to our teams.
- Facilitating reasonable adjustments to support access to care and treatment for our patients. Reasonable adjustments could include support with clinic appointments, blood tests, investigations and diagnostic appointments.
- Supporting people with learning disability and/or autism during their stay in hospital.
- Liaising closely with our patient’s next of kin, relatives, paid carers and the community learning disability teams.
To contact the team, please email email@example.com or call 01279 978742, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm.