Patients with learning disabilities

The hospital liaison team

The team is currently working remotely in order to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.

Whilst we are not in the building, we are keeping regular contact with clinical care teams in areas where we know there are learning disability and autism patients.

We can also support patients who are coming in to our hospitals. Your relative or carer can tell us if you come into hospital. You can call us on week days, between 9am and 5pm on 07721 244296.

Anna and Tim are our learning disability liaison nurses. They can help support you coming into hospital.

We are also here to pick up and respond to any email queries. Please email us on:

We are also sharing information and guidance relating to managing health during the COVID-19 outbreak through our Facebook forum, which can be reached here.

Resources you might find helpful when you come into hospital

The hospital communication book

The Hospital Communication Book

This book is about communicating.

The first part is about how staff at the hospital can change how they communicate so everyone can understand, but you might find it interesting and helpful too.

The second part has lots of pictures of things you might need to talk about while you're in hospital. You could use it at an appointment to tell the doctor how you're feeling, or your medical team might use it when they're explaining what treatment you'll need.

Click here to download the Hospital Communication Book


Good health care for all

Good health care for all

This leaflet tells you about the help you can ask for when you need to go to the doctor or to hospital.

Click here to download 'Good health care for all' 


Useful websites and contacts 

Mencap Southampton website - 

Mencap Southampton email -

Easy health -

Accessible information -

Southampton community learning disability health team

Telephone: 023 8231 0300