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 and Queen Alexandra (QA) Hospital in Portsmouth.
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:
- Speech and language therapists
- 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.