Royal Berkshire Hospital Learning Disability Co-ordinator

Service is delivered to all adult patients (over 16) with a learning disability

The Learning Disability Liaison Nurse is a central contact at the hospital for families, service users, carers, community health and social welfare professionals and housing providers.

The LD liaison nurse:

  • Facilitates reasonable adjustments for people with a learning disability who are using either in-patient or out-patient services at the hospital.
  • Provides advice and support to staff within the hospital about how best to meet the needs of patients with a learning disability while they are using the services here.

The Trust has a bleep system for patients and carers attending out-patient clinics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. Clinic staff will try to fast track learning disability patients through but this isn’t always possible. General out- patients have their own bleeps – carers need to ask at reception in those clinics. For any of the other clinics, a bleep can be collected from the PALS office on level 2, behind Main Reception. More information on the Trust website.

There are a series of easy read leaflets available explaining some of the more common investigations that we do here and information also about some departments. These can be accessed from the Trust website.

Easy read information about other investigations, conditions and treatment can also be provided on request.

Who to contact

Learning Disability Liaison Nurse 0118 322 8159 Learning Disability Liaison Nurse 0118 322 8159
Royal Berkshire Hospital Website
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Where to go

Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road
Directions to RG1 5AN

Full disabled access available, reasonable adjustments are made to allow for the particular needs of individuals with learning disabilities.


‘All about me’ books are provided to patients who have learning disabilities to support their individual needs. These are completed by the patient and/or family/ carers.


Easy read information available in hard copies and on the Trust website


The Trust has a Changing Places toilet situated at the main entrance of Royal Berkshire Hospital

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday – Friday 9am-5pm


Age Ranges
16 +

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
SEN Provision Type


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This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.


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Contact the Team

Family Information Service 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

SEND Local Offer 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2 0118 937 3777 OPTION 2

Adult & Carers Support 0118 937 3747 0118 937 3747
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