Derry's foremost theatre company of people with learning disabilities were invited to perform a series of sketches at Stormont this month.
Lilliput Theatre Company have devised a series of sketches based on how people learning disabilities are treated in hospital situations.
The ‘Hospital Care Guidance' sketches have been used as a training aid to education and train nurses within the Western Trust.
Resident Theatre Company at The Playhouse, Lilliput have performed the sketches at numerous conferences, for first year student nurses at Magee Campus, University of Ulster and once a month for nurses at Altnagelvin Area Hospital. A training DVD for Western Trust was also devised.
Lilliput have now gained the attention of government and on Tuesday 9 February were invited to perform six short sketches for an invited audience and ministers in the Long Gallery at Stormont.
It's been a wonderful experience for Lilliput" Director Gordon Smyth of Lilliput Theatre Company said.
"Professor Owen Barr University of Ulster asked us to devise series of sketches as a learning resource, and the feedback we've got from professional nursing staff has been great. They said that each of these sketches delivers a very important message about how people with learning disabilities should be treated in hospital, including messages such as how a person with learning disabilities can be empowered to be involved in making decisions about their own health care."
For more information contact Lilliput Theatre Company on (028) 71 368150 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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