The Care Bundle

Who is The Care Bundle for?
  • The Care Bundle

    The Care Bundle for Adults with a Learning Disability Requiring Hospital Care has been designed to help hospital staff ensure that people with learning disabilities receive a fair and equitable service when they visit hospitals.

    It is to be used whenever someone with learning disabilities is admitted to a ward or visits a department in order that they receive the care and treatment they deserve.

    Our hope is that using the Pathway and Care Bundle will help ensure that what happened to Paul does not happen to anyone else with learning disabilities.

    The ‘Care Bundle’ has been developed and trialled by 1000 Lives Improvement and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMUHB). It will help NHS Wales health boards and trusts to be consistently alert to and to respond to the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families and carers, when they access general hospital services.

    The Care Bundle sets out seven key steps, which if taken consistently for all patients who have a learning disability, will ensure:

    • Early recognition of patients with learning disabilities.
    • Dignified, person-centred care and treatment
    • Effective communication with patients, carers, family members and clinicians.
    • Effective review and discharge planning.
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    Care Bundle 2

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