NHS Highland: Acute Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurse download pdf

NHS Highland: Acute Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurse

The Learning Disability Liaison nurse is an experienced Learning Disability Nurse who can provide advice in the care of adults with a learning disability when accessing hospital for an:

  •   Elective Admission
  •   Out-Patient Attendance
  •   Emergency Admission
  •   Dental Service

 The service offers:

  •  co-ordination of care – on admission, at attendance and discharge.
  •  education within clinical areas and contributes to wider training programmes
  •  acute care staff support and advice in person centred care and service delivery
  •  liaison with services, teams and departments across NHS Highland.
  •  to where appropriate carry out home visits to support preparation of an individual and his/her carers for hospital treatment
  •  to promote and advise on meaningful communication with those involved in the patient’s care

Referrals via a formal referral form or telephone are accepted from:

  •  People with a Learning Disability
  •  Learning Disability Services
  •  Hospital Staff – all disciplines
  •  Parents/carers
  •  General Practitioners
  •  Social workers

Further information and contact details

Street Address: Ward 5B, Raigmore Hospital, Old Perth Road,Inverness, IV2 3UJ

Telephone: 01463 706 016

Email: val.watson@nhs.net

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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.