- to understand about their health
- to understand their treatment
- to prepare for hospital visits and hospital stays
- to make sure things go well in hospital
- with annual health checks
There is a Learning Disability Acute Liaison nurse in every hospital in North Wales. They are there to help you if you have to go into hospital.
They make sure you are getting all the support that you need and that all the people involved in your treatment are talking to each other and sharing information. At the moment there is no system to tell them when a person with a learning disability comes into hospital. Because of this it is very important to ask to see the Learning Disability Acute Liaison nurse as soon as you arrive in hospital.
If you know in advance that you or a person you support with a learning disability are going into hospital (for an operation for example) you should contact the Acute Liaison Nurse beforehand. This will enable them to work with you to make plans for your stay to try and make it easier.
There is also a Learning Disability Acute Liaison nurse especially to help you with your annual health check and a Learning Disability Acute Liaison nurse to help with mental health problems.
Contact details for members of the Learning Disability Acute Liaison Service are below. You can also download a leaflet with contact details by clicking on the link below.
Kim Scandariato Team Manager 07557312803
Sam Loughran Ysbyty Glan Clwyd 07827823393
Rose Lewis Brown Ysbyty Wrexham Maelor 07766602478
Cheryl Thomas Ysbyty Gwynedd 07833634492
Sonia Winley Health Checks 07919302374
Simon Meadowcroft Mental Health Lead 07919302312