We’ve made a Coronavirus-specific document for people with Learning Disabilities to bring with them if they come to the Emergency Department. Click/tap here to download it.
We would like to also remind patients to make sure that their hospital passport is up-to-date. You can download a passport template on the link below on this page.
|There is a Learning Disabilities Nurse based at Harrogate District Hospital. You can talk to this nurse about your care.|
|The Learning Disabilities Nurse is called Ben Haywood-Noble. Ben works Monday to Thursday, 8.30am until 4.30pm. You can contact Ben on the phone, email or letter.|
|Harrogate District Hospital
Lancaster Park Road
|If you need easy read information you can look on the easyhealth website. To go to the easyhealth website click here.|
What does the Learning Disabilities Nurse do?
|The Nurse can help to make plans for when you come into hospital.|
|The Nurse can give you a Hospital Passport to fill in. This will give staff in the hospital information about you. Click here if you would like to download a Hospital Passport.|
|The Nurse may come to see you when you are in hospital.|
|You can talk to the nurse if you are not happy with your care in hospital.|
Who will the Learning Disabilities Nurse talk to?
Having a Flag
|The nurse can also make a note on your hospital record. This is called a flag.|
|This means that when you come into hospital, the staff will see on the computer that you have a learning disability.|
|If you have a flag on your record the nurse will know if you come into hospital.|
|If you would like to have a flag please fill in a Flagging Request Form. You can download this by clicking here.|
Learning Disabilities Liaison Nurse: Ben Haywood-Noble