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Learning Disabilities
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Learning Disabilities

It is important to us that our patients with a learning disability have a good patient experience and the same equality of access.


For patients with a learning disability, we ask a parent or carer to:  

  • Contact the Learning Disability Liaison Nurse when a patient is coming into hospital you are coming into the Hospital, so our staff are aware of the type of disability the patient has. Please contact our Learning Disability Liaison Nurse on 01322 428865.
  • Fill out a 'hospital passport' so our staff are aware of helpful information that isn't only about illness and health to make our patients feel comfortable. Download your hospital passport.
  • Discuss with our learning disability liaison if there are any communication problems and whether they are able to consent to any treatment.


For further information, please contact our Learning Disability Liaison Nurse on 01322 428865 or email: dvh.safeguarding@nhs.net

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