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Bedford Hospital Learning Disability Service

Learning Disability Liaison

Supporting patients who have a learning disability

Patients with learning disabilities often need special consideration to ensure that they receive the care and treatment which meets their individual needs and maintains their safety. When attending hospital, preparation is important, particularly if you have specific needs that hospital staff need to be aware of and plan for. See below for some guidance on the sorts of things to consider when coming to hospital.

The Learning Disability Liaison Team at Bedford Hospital help support adults who have learning disabilities, their carers and family. They work with hospital staff to help them to understand how best to support and care for people who have a learning disability.

If you have any questions concerning your hospital visit, or if you require support in preparation or during your visit please contact us.

You can call us on  07768132244 or  07833294335.

Who to contact

Contact Name
The Learning Disability Liaison Team
Telephone
Website
https://www.bedfordhospital.nhs.uk/

Where to go

Name
Bedford Hospital
Address
South Wing
Kempston Road
Bedford
Postcode
MK42 9DJ
Get directions

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
No
Other notes

Bedford Hospital have produced a range of videos on:

  • Having a blood test 
  • Coming to outpatients 
  • Being an inpatient 
  • Having an ultrasound 
  • Having a chest X-ray

The videos  can be access on https://www.bedfordhospital.nhs.uk/patients-and-visitors/patients/learning-disability-liaison/

Age Bands
11-14 years old
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old
0-4 years old
5-10 years old