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
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.