East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust acknowledges the findings of Mencap's ‘Death by Indifference’ the independent inquiry into access to health care by Sir Jonathan Michael and more recently the Confidential Inquiry into Premature Deaths of people with learning disabilities.
The Trust wants to ensure that patients with learning disabilities, their families, carers and all staff have the right support to get the best possible healthcare services.
The Trust knows that people with learning disabilities are more likely to come into Hospital via A&E and experience repeated admissions compared to the general population. We are working with our partners to confront and reduce this.
One tool our frontline staff have created is the 4C framework for making reasonable adjustments. These areas are:-