Learning disabilities and autism support

Learning disabilities and autism support

 

Our learning disability and autism support nurses

We are here to help you if you have learning disabilities or autism and are coming to our hospitals for an appointment, for tests, for an operation or to stay in hospital for treatment.

Ipswich Hospital

Colchester Hospital

Roger Blake (Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Nurse)

Roger’s working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Roger’s contact number: 01473 702 517 or 07539 323 041

Email Roger: roger.blake@esneft.nhs.uk

Follow Roger on Twitter: @LDliaisonIHT

Stephanie Baker (Learning Disability and Autism Nurse Specialist)

Stephanie’s working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Stephanie’s contact numbers: 01206 742 160 or 07774 889 067

Email Stephanie: stephanie.baker1@nhs.net

Follow Stephanie on Twitter:
@EsneftLd

Support for people with learning disabilities

  • People with learning disabilities can have different needs to other people when in hospital.
  • Research shows when people with learning disabilities come into hospital they may require specialist support.
  • Below is information on the learning disability liaison nurse that can help you during your stay.

The Learning Disability Nurse

  • works directly with you, your carers, family and hospital staff to make your hospital stay better
  • assist with planning before and after the appointment or stay
  • provide training and guidance for staff in the hospital to work with people with learning disabilities
  • support reasonable adjustments so your stay is easier.

Your Health Passport

If you are visiting Colchester or Ipswich Hospital as a patient – we would really like you to complete a Health Passport form before you come to visit us. You can download a Health Passport below, depending on which hospital you are visiting, please choose the document that you need from the choices below.

 IPSWICH                                                                             COLCHESTER                     

Click HERE to download your hospital communications book

Watch our videos

Useful websites

Learning Disabilities website
PMLD Network website
Easy Health website
Widgit Health website
Improving Health and Lives website

Select the right hospital

Find contact details, visiting times and ward information.

Ipswich Hospital

Roger Blake (Learning Disability and Autism Specialist Nurse)

Roger’s working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Roger’s contact number: 01473 702 517 or 07539 323 041

Email Roger: roger.blake@esneft.nhs.uk

Follow Roger on Twitter: @LDliaisonIHT

Colchester Hospital

Stephanie Baker (Learning Disability and Autism Nurse Specialist)

Stephanie’s working hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Stephanie’s contact numbers: 01206 742 160 or 07774 889 067

Email Stephanie: stephanie.baker1@nhs.net

Follow Stephanie on Twitter:
@EsneftLd

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