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Hospital Liaison Nurses

Hospital Liaison Nurses help adults with learning disabilities that need to use hospital services.

 
A male and female hospital liaison nurse

Who is this service for?

We can help anyone who has a learning disability and has to spend time in hospital.

We currently provide advice at University Hospital Southampton sites, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester, Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital in Portsmouth and Oxford University Hospitals in Oxford.

Get access to this services

You can contact the hospital liaison nurses directly (contact details on right hand side of this page). You can also refer by contacting your local learning disability team.

How we can help

We want you to have a positive experience when coming into hospital. Our qualified learning disability nurses work closely with other staff to help make sure this happens. Other staff that we will work with while you are in hospital may include:

  • Occupational therapists

  • Physiotherapists

  • Speech and language therapists
  • Consultants
  • Anaesthetists
  • Neurologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Pre-Assessment Teams
  • Discharge Teams
  • Ward Sisters and other nurses


We ensure that the needs of a patients with learning disabilities are quickly identified, so that the right arrangements can be made to support you in using hospital services. 

We also carry out training with staff in the hospitals to help give them the skills, knowledge and understanding to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities.

I would like to:

Find out what to bring when coming to hospital

Get information and support for carers

Find out more about our Community Learning Disability Teams

Contact us

Anyone can contact our nurses directly:  

  • Southampton General Hospital 
    Anna McMurray and Tim Harrison
    Tel: 023 8029 4420
           023 8087 4222 

  • Winchester Hospital 
    Linda Sutton
    Tel: 01962 764560
    (ask for the learning disability nurse)

  • Queen Alexandra Hospital 
    Jane Eastwood
    Tel: 02392 286000
    (extension 5825)

  • Oxford University Hospitals
    Stephanie Ross
    Tel: 01865 743324
    Email Stephanie here
  • Basingstoke Hospital 
    Marta Coates
    Tel: 01256 776151