Celebrating 100 years of learning disability nursing at the House of Commons

Nurse Kirsty Colley reflects on the day she spoke at the House of Commons' centenary event
Learning disability Kirsty Colley attends 100 year celebrations at the House of Commons

Learning disability nurse Kirsty Colley spoke at the Commons in a celebration to mark 100 years of the field of practice

In June I was invited to the House of Commons to celebrate a centenary of learning disability nursing, hosted by Baroness Sheila Hollins.

Attending were Cheswold Park Hospital chief nurse Debra Moore, learning disability nurses from around the country and people with learning disabilities, including a performer from DanceSyndrome .

I work at Cheswold Park in Doncaster, a secure hospital for men with mental health issues, learning disabilities and autism. Many patients have been


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