Supporting people with learning disabilities and autism in hospital’ free public talk - 22nd May

Getting it Right
Supporting people with learning disabilities and autism in hospital’ free public talk - 22nd May
28 April 2017

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is inviting staff, patients, the public and its Trust members to attend a free talk on ‘Supporting people with learning disabilities and autism in hospital’ on Monday 22nd May 2017, 2pm – 3pm at the Post-Graduate Centre, North Manchester General Hospital.

It is widely documented that people with learning disabilities experience poorer health than other people and that they, and their carers, can experience a range of barriers to accessing acute hospital services. These can include; the knowledge, attitudes and communicative style of healthcare staff and managing the challenges of the physical hospital environment and hospital care processes.

The talk will give people the chance to find out more about how PAT support people with learning disabilities and autism, and their carers, in hospital and the role of the  Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Service.

Ruth Bell, Learning Disability Liaison Nurse, who will be giving the talk said “I am very pleased to have the opportunity to meet people and talk about PAT’s on-going commitment to improving the services and care we offer to our patient s who have additional needs. PAT are signed up to Mencap s ‘getting it right’ charter which reminds us to see the person first, not their disability, and to make any reasonable adjustments to care that they may need to ensure that their journey of care with us is person centred and the best that it can be.

The event is free and is one of a series of ‘Medicine for Members’ events arranged to give the public and the Trust’s public members a greater insight into their local hospital and the services it provides. So far, more than 12,500 people have signed up to become Trust members. 

To book your place contact Angela Greenwood on 01706 517302 or email membership@pat.nhs.uk