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Hospital Liaison Nurses

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


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 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 make a patient referral 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
  • Outpatients 
  • Discharge Teams
  • Ward Sisters and other nurses

We ensure that your needs 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 
    Tel: 023 81205367 
  • Oxford University Hospitals
    Stephanie Ross
    Tel: 01865 743324
    Email Stephanie here