Effective communication in an acute hospital!


I am a B5 OT in an acute hospital. I am trying to create a series of easy read documents to enhance the patient experience/communication for LD patients within our trust.

I am focussing on:

  • What is an OT/Physio/Dietitian?
  • Equipment
  • Decisions in hospital
  • The ‘daily routine’ (or as close to one as there is in hospital!)
  • Who’s who within the hospital
  • Service after hospital

I wondered if anyone had come across anything like this/could think of any other ideas that might be useful for LD patients?


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You might find it useful to also ask your question on the UK Health and Learning Disabilities Network.

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Thank you Neil - I will do so now!

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There’s 250 easy read leaflets on a series of webpages - start at https://peterbates.org.uk/home/linking-disabled-people-and-communities/easy-read-information-about-mental-health/
Just one on OT at https://peterbates.org.uk/home/linking-disabled-people-and-communities/easy-read-information-about-mental-health/easy-read-leaflets-on-hospital-and-other-professional-help/


You might like to look at Books Beyond Words.


Thank you Peter - this is an amazing range of resources!

Thank you Mollie! Yes Books Beyond Words are great!

Supported loving have a lot of easy read stuff on their page as well as links to other sites.
Check them out

Deborah McGinn
Education and Training Manager
Informing Choices NI
4th Floor Northern Counties Building
22-24 Waterloo Place
BT48 6BU
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You can ask on the Easy Read Facebook Group. There are over 1600 people who create and use Easy Read material willing to offer advice and share resources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2843154462396049