Patients with learning disabilities

The hospital liaison team

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

You can contact them by phoning 023 8077 7222 (extension 5367).

You can also email them at: 

You might also meet Sarah and Claire while you're in hospital. They're senior healthcare assistants who work with Tim and Anna to support patients who have learning disabilities.

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