A system of purple pathways developed by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is in use to help patients with learning disabilities or autism experience the best journey through their hospitals.The information is presented as flowcharts that show clinicians and staff how the patient needs to move through hospital services to receive their treatments.
The charts are also detailed with contact information for further support. The purple pathways are being used across the trust in A&E, inpatients, outpatients, maternity and discharge.
The pathways are an integral part of their Learning Disabilities and Autism Policy and Procedure.
The discharge pathway is also included in the Trust’s discharge policy and is the accepted tri-borough discharge pathway.
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