Information for people with a learning disability and/or their carers when visiting the hospital:
The learning disabilities liaison service is here to support patients and/or their carers when accessing the hospital. Kingston hospital has two learning disability liaison staff members; Gracie and Jessica:
These staff members are employed by Kingston Hospital to help ensure that people with a learning disability get the care they need when they need it.
The learning disability liaison service can help in the following ways:
We can create or provide easy read information to help you understand your treatment or what is going to happen
We can work with staff and give advice and support to the acute staff to meet the needs of people with a learning disability
We can help to organise reasonable adjustments, like a longer appointment time or a quieter waiting room
We can help patients and/or their carers prepare for a hospital visit
We can help organise and attend appointments, or best interest meetings.
You can contact the learning disability liaison service Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm on the below contact details:
If you do not have a learning disability but have Autism Spectrum Disorder and would like to notify the team of your reasonable adjustments, we can make sure these are recorded and shared with the relevant departments for you. Please get in touch on the same details.
What you need to know about coming into hospital:
Patients with a learning disability and/or their carers should ensure they bring with them their Hospital Passport (This is sometimes known as a Healthcare Passport).
If you don’t have one please fill one in before you come to hospital. If you come to the emergency department and don’t have one, we can help fill one in with you.
You can download the blank hospital passport below:
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