Help and support during your stay or visit
We understand that you may need some extra help from time-to-time, which is why we offer a range of help and support for people who need it.
We can offer help for...
Support for people with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder
Coming to hospital can be a little bit worrying, and that’s ok. Lots of people feel the same way. If you have a learning disability or autism, Chloe can help.
Very sadly, bereavement is a normal life experience. Working through the pain of loss and coming to terms with the death of a loved one are very important, and can affect our future health, both mental and physical.
- Help communicating with us Usually, the person who has referred you will tell us about your language needs. If you’re not sure if an interpreter has been booked for you, give us a call. The number is on your appointment letter.
- NHS rainbow badge and lanyards Wearing a rainbow badge is a way for us to show that this is an open, non-judgemental, and inclusive place for people who identify as LGBT+.
- Medicine advice If you have any questions about the medication we’ve prescribed you, you can search for them on nhs.uk, or you can ask our pharmacists.
- Transport and travel If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible for either patient transport or help towards your travel costs.
- Chaplaincy and pastoral care We’re here for everyone. You could be a patient, a family member or a friend. You could have a faith, or no faith. We listen in confidence and offer support that aligns with your beliefs.