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Learning disabilities

The West Suffolk Hospital has a learning disability liaison nurse who can offer advice, guidance or support if you, your relative, or the person you care for comes into hospital.

Services provided

The learning disability liaison nurse supports individuals who have a learning disability or autism, who come into the hospital for care, treatment, tests or investigations.

They will:

  • make sure the person and their family or carer has access to all the information needed when coming into hospital
  • inform hospital staff of any special arrangements required for the patient’s appointment, treatment, or stay in hospital
  • support the patient in understanding and communicating their needs
  • co-ordinate discharge arrangements between the patient, carers, community and hospital staff.

Contact the team

Telephone: 01284 712750

Opening hours

Weekdays 9.00am to 5.00pm, excluding bank holidays.