The Learning Disability Liaison Nurses work to increase awareness of the needs of people who have learning disabilities through training, advice and guidance in order to achieve equal access to hospital services. They enable hospital staff to meet individuals’ needs whilst accessing hospital care by:
Referrals can be made via:
Links to tertiary centres:
Specialist Healthcare Team, Services for People with Learning Disabilities, Twinwoods Clinical Resource Centre
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.