Hospital launches new film to help patients with learning disabilities
03 December 2015
Southend University Hospital has launched a third information film designed to assist patients with learning disabilities.
The film titled 'Consent: Advice and Top Tips' will help those
with learning disabilities understand about consent and giving
permission for healthcare staff at the hospital to assess and treat
them, in turn reassuring those who may be anxious.
This is the latest in a series of films, the need for which was
identified by people with learning disabilities who form part of
the hospital's learning disabilities committee.
It was produced by the hospital and features members of the
learning disability committee, Castle Point and Rochford health
access champions and Shields Parliament.
A special screening of the film took place in the hospital's
lecture theatre earlier this week where all those involved got to
see the finished product for the first time.
Chief operating officer Jon Findlay, who introduced the event,
said: "This is another example of the fantastic work our learning
disabilities committee is doing to help us understand what we as a
hospital can do differently when caring for patients with learning
Pictured: Learning disability specialist nurse
Sarah Haines taking part in the filming.