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Disabled Patients

The Trust is committed to actively promote equality of opportunity for all disabled people. The Trust will work to ensure institutional systems do not discriminate, and that the day to day experience of disabled people entering the Trust as staff, patients, visitors or volunteers is positive.

The Trust also recognises that disability is extremely diverse and that no one disabled person’s experience is exactly the same as another. We seek to ensure that the full spectrum of disability issues is represented in our actions to promote disability equality and remove the social and physical barriers faced by disabled people.

All information on these pages can be made available in large print or Braille on request - telephone 0118 322 8338 or email: 

Changing Places

The Changing Places facility is located on level 1 by the main entrance; the toilet is locked with a key available 24/7 from security at Main reception on level 2. 

AccessAble Accessibility Guide

Emergency Care and Treatment

ReSPECT is an easy read leaflet for patients, relatives and carers, explaining the Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment.

Easy Read information

The Trust has also developed a range of Easy Read leaflets for patients with communication difficulties. These include:

Please be aware that some of these Easy Read leaflets take a while to open because of the photographs and drawings in them.

If you would like any Trust information leaflet in Easy Read format please contact one of the Learning Disability Liaison Nurses.

Hospital Passport

The hospital passport is designed to give hospital staff helpful information about you. Download your hospital passport.

Your passport includes important information about you as well as your likes and dislikes and helps all the hospital staff know how to make you feel comfortable and safe. If you go into hospital, your hospital passport should go with you. The doctors and nurses should make a copy and put the copy in your hospital notes.

If you are going to be an inpatient, and stay in the hospital overnight, your hospital passport should be next to your bed so that anyone treating you can take a look at it.

Information about me

The hospital has put together a folder called ‘Information about me’. It was designed to be completed by carers of people with learning disabilities or severe communication problems, i.e. people who cannot communicate their needs and problems. It is an A5 document that will stay with the patient or carer and will indicate to staff some key information about the person you are caring for if they are unable to communicate this information themselves.

It includes information on communication, mobility, dietary and continence requirements. Please ask staff for a copy if you haven’t got one – it is also available from our PALS Team or you can print a copy from here.

Macmillan Easy Read leaflets

Macmillan Cancer Support have produced many useful information sheets for people with learning disabilities. These range from screening to having tests, treatments and end of life care. You can find them on their website here.

Shared Decision Making

Health Education England have produced two easy read guides aimed at giving you the tools you need to have a conversation with a healthcare professional and make decisions with them on your care:

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