Learning Disability and ASC Acute Liaison Team
The Alder Hey Acute Liaison team promotes best practice for children and young people with a Learning Disability (LD) and/ or Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) in meeting health care needs across the acute trust.
How can the Acute Learning Disability and Autistic Spectrum Condition Liaison Team support children, young people, families, carers and staff?
The team are able to support best practice through:-
- Consultation- advice on how to make care accessible for patients
- Identification of patients with a learning disability and/ or ASC
- Application of a special indicator –highlighting to staff the child’s diagnosis and any additional information that may support their care (Meditech)
- The provision of reasonable adjustments
- Individualised communication tools i.e. social stories/visual aids/ now and next boards etc.
- Bespoke care pathways in discussion with clinical areas
- Liaison between home/ school and hospital
- Training for staff, students and volunteers
- Access to appropriate documentation of care eg. Learning disability specific risk assessment, reasonable adjustments, health passports, communication profiles, social stories
Meet the team
Joann Kiernan - Consultant Learning Disability Nurse
Likes: Cake, exercise and reading
Dislikes: shouting, busy places and rudeness.
Laura Weatherall - Acute Liaison Learning Disability Nurse and Team Lead
Likes: People who are kind, sweets and baking!
Dislikes: People who are loud and exercise!
Mihaela (Miha) Avram - Acute Liaison Learning Disability Nurse
Likes: Cycling, Dancing, Healthy eating, Foraging
Dislikes: Waste, people who are unkind and inpatient.
Jan Bradbury - Acute Liaison Play Specialist
Sarah Melling - Administrator
Contact details for the team
Phone: 0151 228 4811/EXT 3322/4221
Mobile: 07976797068, 07796611690, 07814299017
Our team currently works Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.