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Campaigner comes to Rotherham Hospital

09 Dec 2019 11:27:34
Paula and Oliver

Campaigner Paula McGowan will give a lecture at Rotherham Hospital on Wednesday, December 11, to continue her crusade to raise awareness of autism and learning disabilities in a clinical setting. 

Since her 18-year-old son Oliver died in 2016 after a rare reaction to an anti-psychotic drug, Paula has campaigned for better health care for people who have autism and learning disabilities. Paula believes that all doctors and nurses should receive mandatory training in autism and learning disability awareness and regularly gives talks across the country.

A special talk is being held at the Lecture Theatre at PGME on December 11 and staff will hear Paula speak about her experiences.

During the lecture Paula will reflect on her role as an activist and a leader for change and talk about the skills required to make adjustments to ensure care and support is safe, effective and person-centred.

For more information on Paula's story visit here and you can check out her twitter account here.