June 28, 2016

NHS Introduces New Liaison Service to Support Those with Learning Disabilities 

A new Learning Disabilities Liaison Service, being introduced by the NHS in Wales, will flag up people requiring support when admitted to hospital.

Patients with learning disabilities will be identified on their medical notes, while special stickers will be put on their beds to alert staff so they can be given help when they need hospital care.

Liaison nurses will be on hand to support patients and awareness training will also be given to NHS staff.

The new service has been devised with the family of Paul Ridd, who had learning disabilities and who in Hospital after receiving poor care.