East Cheshire NHS Trust is committed to improving the patient experience for people with learning disabilities and their carers.
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The Trust understands that it can be a very worrying time for carers when someone with a learning disability comes into hospital. We want to ensure that you are involved as much as you want to be in the patient's care, bearing in mind their condition and their wishes.
A patient passport provides immediate and important information for doctors, nurses and administrative staff in an easy to read form, promoting a positive experience for people with learning disabilities going into hospital.
This page and its content is intended to provide patients with Learning Disabilities, and their families, with specific information around our hospital services in an easy to read format.
A risk assessment MUST be carried out for all patients with a learning disability who are admitted to hospital. This will enable staff to identify what reasonable adjustments can be made.
Working together is fundamental to high quality care provision particularly when meeting the challenges associated with supporting people with learning disabilities who have a history of poor quality health care provision and receive care and support from a wide range of carers ranging from families to paid carers.