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Bedford Hospital Learning Disability Liaison Service

Disability Services

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Supporting patients who have a learning disability

Patients with learning disabilities will need special consideration to ensure that they receive the care and treatment which meets their specific needs and maintains their safety. Preparation is crucial in supporting people with learning disabilities; whether carrying out examinations, investigations, treatment or supporting an admission onto a ward.

The Learning Disability Liasion Service who help support adults who have a learning disability, their carers, and their families. They work with hospital staff to help them to understand how best to care for people who have a learning disability

If you have a learning disability you might need extra help when you come to hospital.  Staff at the hospital will think about what changes they might need to make to their usual service. This is to make sure that you get the care and treatment that you need.

If you need help in your hospital appointment, getting ready for a hospital visit, or when you are staying in hospital you can contact the Learning Disability Liasion Service:

Telephone 07768132244 / 07833294335 Please leave a message with your contact details if we are unable to answer.


Help and Guidance

Hospital pathways for adults who have a learning disability
Pre-Assessment Care Pathway

Out-Patient Pathway

Emergency Department Pathway

Imaging Department Pathway

GUM Pathway

In-patient Pathway

Who to contact


Where to go

Bedford Hospital
South Wing
Kempston Road
MK42 9DJ
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
9am to 5:30 Monday to Friday

Other Details


Referral required
Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers