No reason to fear a move to the independent sector
Keeleigh Scott on her new nursing role working with adults with learning disabilities in residential care
After eight years as a registered general adult nurse, Keeleigh Scott recently started a new nursing role working with adults with learning disabilities in a residential care setting. The home – Tinkers Hatch in West Sussex – provides permanent residential placements, respite care and day care services.
‘Inpatient health services for adults with learning disabilities need improvement, particularly in relation to communication barriers, restricted access to services, behavioural needs and sensory impairments.
‘My role is to prevent admission to hospital and provide a nursing service to promote health and well-being. My job involves observations and diagnostic tests, implementing new pathways for end of life care and other routine...