Our team support children and young people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism, who attend Alder Hey Hospital for an appointment. We are aware, that coming to Hospital can often be a stressful and overwhelming time for you and your child. We are here to make this journey positive and successful, ensuring that your child can access the care that is required.
Children and young people with LD/Autism who attend Alder Hey have access to reasonable adjustments so their care, treatment and experience is accessible and equitable.
Reasonable Adjustments are everyone’s business!
According to the Equality Act 2010, reasonable adjustments are a legal requirement to ensure healthcare settings are accessible to all. Often, the adjustments are small but can make a big difference to your child’s care. With these adjustments in place, we know that patients are more likely to receive appropriate care, to support their health needs. Reasonable adjustments are personalised to your child, please ensure you make staff aware of their needs and if unsure, please ask what adjustments can be made.
Meet the team
Laura Weatherall – Team Lead (Maternity Leave)
Lol (Lauren) Johnston – Interim Team Lead
Georgia Watterson – Learning Disability Liaison Nurse
Jo Manley – Learning Disability HCA
Child or young person must have a formal diagnosis of a Learning Disability &/or Autism or be placed on any relevant pathways.