Help for people with learning disabilities and Autism who need to go to hospital

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals Trust (BHRUT) has a number of resources available to support patients with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism and their care networks, before, during and after their hospital visit or appointment.
Learning Disability and Autism team

The team offers support for the delivery of safe and equitable healthcare for patients with learning disabilities

What they do

  • Support patients with learning disabilities during hospital visits or stays
  • Listen to, respect, and involve families and carers
  • Help patients with learning disabilities understand their healthcare and treatment
  • Promote the use of Hospital Passports
  • Ensure learning disability alerts are in place
  • Ensure hospital staff are aware of the individual needs of patients with learning disabilities
  • Check consent and mental capacity issues are considered
  • Check reasonable adjustments are made
  • Provide learning disability awareness training to hospital staff
  • Promote the use of easy-read information and Hospital Communication Books

Contact the team

Do you have a learning disability and need support during your visit to hospital? Contact the Learning Disability Liaison Nurse Team on:

Telephone: 01708 435000 - Ext 5719


Their working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

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