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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disabilities

Referral Process

Referrals can be made via

  • Hospital flagging system (iPM)
  • Email
  • Extension 8271
  • Bleep 377

Patient Information Leaflets

The Learning Disability Liaison Nurses work to increase awareness of the needs of people who have learning disabilities through training, advice and guidance in order to achieve equal access to hospital services.  They enable hospital staff to meet individuals’ needs whilst accessing hospital care by:

  • Recommending changes in practice,
  • Promoting best practice within the hospital settings through involvement in strategic planning, and
  • Promoting effective communication with individuals and their support network

Procedures Provided

Links to tertiary centres:

Specialist Healthcare Team, Services for People with Learning Disabilities, Twinwoods Clinical Resource Centre

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Juliet Foster - Learning Disability Nurse

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Bleep numbers:
377

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385

Switchboard:
01582 491166