Do you have have a Learning disability?

We hope that you find the information on our website clear and easy to read. This page gives you the important information you will need when you come to hospital.

There are videos for you to watch, which give you more information about your hospital visit as well as other information that you can download and print off. 

Learning disabilities - Basildon Hospital

We hope that our whole website is clear and understandable. This page gives you the important information you need when you come to hospital.

For COVID-19 advice, download Covid-19 learning disability hospital summary [pdf] 181KB or Covid 19 easy read vaccination leaflet [pdf] 2MB.

This page contains information that you might find useful if you are coming into hospital. There are four videos for you to watch - one about coming to outpatients, one about coming to A&E, one about giving your consent and one about what happens when you go into hospital.

Call 07769 161593 to talk to the specialist nurse for learning disability at Basildon hospital.

To call Basildon hospital directly, use the telephone number 01268 524900. When you call, our receptionists will answer the phone. They will help you to speak to the person or department you need.

We treat lots of patients every year as inpatients and outpatients.

Inpatients stay on our wards and we have over 630 beds for them.

Outpatients come and see our doctors or nurses for a short appointment in clinics.

If you are coming to our hospital as an outpatient you will have a letter from us. 

EasyHealth website

The easyhealth website has lots of health information that is easy to understand. Visit https://www.easyhealth.org.uk for more information.

There are lots of people at the hospital who can help you - to find out more, please download our People who can help you at the hospital - easy read leaflet [pdf] 1MB

If you are unhappy with anything that happened during your visit to the hospital, we want you to tell us - we want to hear your views.

Download Making a complaint about the NHS[pdf] 422KB to make a complaint.

 At our hospital we want all of our patients to get the best care.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is now live across Essex.  The LeDeR is a national NHS-funded programme.

As part of the LeDeR, we want to improve the quality of health and social care for people with learning disabilities.

We are doing this by supporting local reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities in Essex.

There is a LeDeR section you can find at http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/your-services/essex-transforming-care-partnership/leder-programme

The LeDeR website contains more information about the LeDeR in Essex and how to contact the programme.  Anyone can contact them.

Learning disabilities - Broomfield Hospital

We hope that our whole website is clear and understandable. This page gives you the important information you need when you come to hospital.

For COVID-19 advice, download Covid-19 learning disability hospital summary [pdf] 181KB or Covid 19 easy read vaccination leaflet [pdf] 2MB.

This page contains information that you might find useful if you are coming into hospital. There are four videos for you to watch - one about coming to outpatients, one about coming to A&E, one about giving your consent and one about what happens when you go into hospital.

Call 01245 362000 and press ext 4741 to speak to a specialist at Broomfield Hospital.

We treat lots of patients every year as inpatients and outpatients.

Inpatients stay on our wards and we have over 630 beds for them.

Outpatients come and see our doctors or nurses for a short appointment in clinics.

If you are coming to our hospital as an outpatient you will have a letter from us. 

EasyHealth website

The easyhealth website has lots of health information that is easy to understand. Visit https://www.easyhealth.org.uk for more information.

There are lots of people at the hospital who can help you - to find out more, please download our People who can help you at the hospital - easy read leaflet [pdf] 1MB

If you are unhappy with anything that happened during your visit to the hospital, we want you to tell us - we want to hear your views.

Download Making a complaint about the NHS[pdf] 422KB to make a complaint.

 At our hospital we want all of our patients to get the best care.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is now live across Essex.  The LeDeR is a national NHS-funded programme.

As part of the LeDeR, we want to improve the quality of health and social care for people with learning disabilities.

We are doing this by supporting local reviews of deaths of people with learning disabilities in Essex.

There is a LeDeR section you can find at http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/your-services/essex-transforming-care-partnership/leder-programme

The LeDeR website contains more information about the LeDeR in Essex and how to contact the programme.  Anyone can contact them.

Learning disabilities - Southend Hospital

We hope that our whole website is clear and understandable. This page gives you the important information you need when you come to hospital.

For COVID-19 advice, download Covid-19 learning disability hospital summary [pdf] 181KB or  Covid 19 easy read vaccination leaflet [pdf] 2MB.

This page contains information that you might find useful if you are coming into hospital. There are four videos for you to watch - one about coming to outpatients, one about coming to A&E, one about giving your consent and one about what happens when you go into hospital.

Call 07795 018923 to talk to the specialist nurse for learning disability at Southend hospital.

To call Southend hospital directly, use the telephone number 01702 435555.. When you call, our receptionists will answer the phone. They will help you to speak to the person or department you need.

We treat lots of patients every year as inpatients and outpatients.

Inpatients stay on our wards and we have over 630 beds for them.

Outpatients come and see our doctors or nurses for a short appointment in clinics.

If you are coming to our hospital as an outpatient you will have a letter from us. 

EasyHealth website

The easyhealth website has lots of health information that is easy to understand. Visit https://www.easyhealth.org.uk for more information.

There are lots of people at the hospital who can help you - to find out more, please download our People who can help you at the hospital - easy read leaflet [pdf] 1MB

If you are unhappy with anything that happened during your visit to the hospital, we want you to tell us - we want to hear your views.

Download Making a complaint about the NHS[pdf] 422KB to make a complaint.

 At our hospital we want all of our patients to get the best care.

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) programme

The Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme is now live across Essex.  The LeDeR is a national NHS-funded programme.

As part of the LeDeR, we want to improve the quality of health and social care for people with learning disabilities.

Read more about LeDeR at http://castlepointandrochfordccg.nhs.uk/your-services/essex-transforming-care-partnership/leder-programme

Download the Learning disabilities patient charter [pdf] 814KB to learn more about what we do to support people with learning disabilities at our hospital.

Helpful videos

Sepsis - watch this video to find out some important information about sepsis or download our Sepsis easy read leaflet [pdf] 457KB

Your journey - what happens when you go into hospital

Consent - giving your consent

Accident and Emergency (A&E) - coming to the A&E department

Visiting - about your visit to hospital

If you are coming to our hospital as an outpatientm you will have a letter from us. To help you understand your letter, download Your appointment at southend university hospital [pdf] 1MB