Torbay Learning Disability Liaison Nurse
There is a qualified learning disabilities nurse based at Torbay Hospital who helps adults with a learning disability through the process of being in hospital or attending outpatient clinics.
The liaison nurse will attempt to ensure that people with learning disabilities have access to all the information they need in relation to proposed treatment.
The liaison nurse will inform hospital staff of any special arrangements required for the person’s appointment, treatment or stay in hospital.
The liaison nurse will make sure that the hospital staff have all the information they need to care for the person with learning disabilities effectively.
The liaison nurse can co-ordinate arrangements between the person with learning disabilities, carers and the hospital.
Many wards and departments have learning disability link champions. Please check with individual wards/departments for their contact details prior to coming if the liaison nurse is not available.
The liaison nurse can be contacted on 01803 654994 for advice and information or bleeped through ringing Torbay Hospital switchboard on 0300 456 8000 (local rate) or 01803 614567, Monday to Wed 8am – 6pm and Thursday 8am – 5.30pm.