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Ipswich Hospital: Learning Disability Action Group

Ipswich Hospital has set up a new Learning Disability Action Group. This is a group for people with a learning disability and / or autism who use the Ipswich Hospital and would like to influence change.

The group is facilitated by Roger Blake, the liaison nurse at the hospital, and meets at least every 8 weeks to suggest improvements that the hospital could make. Roger is confident that the group will “give staff the knowledge and skills to work with people with learning disabilities and autism and improve the service collaboratively.”

So far, the group has supported with some learning disability documents for the hospital, met with the Director of nursing and worked with staff in the Accident and Emergency Department to explain what things would help people with a learning disability and / or autism when visiting the hospital.

If you would like to join the Learning Disability Action Group, then you can contact Roger Blake.

You can call Roger: 01473 702517

Or you can email him: roger.blake@ipswichhospital.nhs.uk

Ipswich Hospital also has an Equality and Diversity Steering Group. This group is making sure that the hospital will meet the Accessible Information Standard. If you ask for it, the hospital can provide you with appointment letters in an easy-read format. You can read more about the accessible information standard here.

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