Media Release

Learning Disability Awareness Event

People with learning disabilities and their carers are invited to work with staff at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to help shape its future plans.

The Hospital’s Council of Governors has organised the Learning Disability Health Awareness event on Thursday, 22nd November, to outline the current support offered to patients and carers.

Students undertaking the Pathway Project, which aims to help young people with learning disabilities to gain work experience and qualifications, will also be speaking at the session via a short film of talking heads interviews.

Information stalls provided by charities and other organisations will also be part of the event, which runs in The Inspire Centre from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Governor Dr Jonathan Dossetor said: “This is an opportunity to share all of the good work which is currently being undertaken by staff to support patients with a learning disability.

“However, one of the fundamental aims of this event is to ensure that we hear from carers and patients who have a learning disability about what they would like to see happening here at the QEH. We will then feed this through to be incorporated in future plans.”

As places to this free event are limited, it is essential you contact Mary Denmark by calling 01553 613142 or email mary.denmark@qehkl.nhs.uk

                                                               —ENDS—

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