Talk: How hospitals can support autistic patients

Hospital ward

At the Lovell Autism Hub later this month, we have a guest speaker who will be talking about what the local hospitals can do to help autistic patients. Sadie Dunne, Lead Nurse for Autism and Learning Disabilities with the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT), will talk about a number of areas in which they are planning to improve provision for autistic people.

Among the areas Sadie will be talking about are:

  • The LTHT’s Autism and Learning Disability Strategy
  • Their “flagging” system, which allows patients to ask staff at St James’s Hospital, Leeds General Infirmary, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfedale Hospital or Chapel Allerton Hospital to tell them that they are autistic
  • Promoting the use of autism-specific hospital passports

What’s happening?

Sadie will be talking from 4pm, with a question and answer session to follow. The talk is aimed at autistic people in Leeds who are interested in what hospitals can do for them. It is free to attend and anyone who wants to ask Sadie a question can do so on the day.

The talk is at the Lovell Autism Hub on Tuesday 25th July at 4pm, with the Q&A session finishing at 5:30pm. You don’t need to book a place to come along. To find out how to get to the venue, please visit the Lovell Autism Hub page of our website for directions by bus, road and foot.

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