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Our Services A - Z - Learning Disability & Autism Specialist Support

About the service

STHK Trust has an identified Learning Disability Specialist Nurse to support patients with Learning Disabilities / Autism to ensure all reasonable adjustments are in place to help facilitate a positive experience when attending Whiston & St Helens Hospitals.

Please make contact if you require advice / support regarding the care of a patient with a learning disability and / or autism.

We can provide support & advice on:

  • Planning for admissions and outpatient appointments
  • Ensuring “Reasonable Adjustments” are put in place to enable patients to access care safely. Advice on Hospital Passports
  • Ensuring all Patients with a Learning Disability and / or Autism have an alert placed on Electronic Patient Records
  • Advice in relation of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 for Patients with Learning Disabilities who may lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • Provide guidance for staff teams if a patient is anxious about treatment / provide distraction therapy / pictorial communication to aid understanding.
  • Sign post you to resources e.g. easy read
  • Support to ensure safe discharge planning: through liaison with Community Learning Disability Teams.

 Please make contact with our Specialist Learning Disability / Autism Nurse.

( 0151 290 4946 / 1332 / 1314


Contact Our Learning Disability Specialist Nurse who can provide information on:



Page last updated on 10th May 2022

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