Reasonable Adjustments for people with Learning Disabilities

Reasonable Adjustments 

Reasonable adjustment can  be made to support and improve access to health care services at The Royal Surrey County Hospital for people with a Learning Disability.

Some examples of adjustments include:

  • Specified time for appointment
  • Offering extending appointment times
  • Quieter waiting rooms
  • Easy read appointment letters
  • Easy read information regarding health and medical interventions such as the ‘Hospital Communication Book’
  • Health Action Planning
  • Quieter environments on wards such as side rooms
  • Physically accessible
  • Facilities for a carer to be able to stay overnight
  • Pre admission planning such as visiting the ward before
  • Early discharge planning
  • ‘This is me’ Care Passport
  • 1 – 1 support during admission to hospital
  • Access to Learning Disability Liaison Services
  • Flagging on medical records to identify people with a Learning Disability and reasonable adjustments required

To find out more about reasonable adjustments please contact the Learning Disability Liaison Service on: 07717 850308 or via the main switchboard.

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