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Wirral University Teaching Hospital: Learning Disability Liaison Team

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust now have a Learning Disability Liaison Team who sit within Safeguarding.

The team support in-patients and those attending outpatient appointments or for a procedure or investigation. We work closely with the Community Learning Disability Team to identify patients who would benefit from additional support to avoid Health Inequalities and Diagnostic Overshadowing. There are 2 full time members of staff, Amanda Waites and Lauren Binks who cover the service Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00.

 We have many patients who experience difficulties accessing treatment or investigations and if we know in advance they will be attending it is an opportunity to put Reasonable Adjustments in place, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

It is possible for GP Practices or other Services to refer to the service if they have a patient who will be attending WUTH and has a learning disability or autism by email to:

[email protected]

Contact WUTH Safeguarding Team 0151 604 7735