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Learning disability team

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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 paht.learningdisabilities@nhs.net or call 01279 978742, Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.