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Information for People with Disabilities

Access guides for Ipswich Hospital

Ipswich Hospital is committed to making our services as accessible to all as possible. This page contains some useful information and links to make your visit or stay with us better if you have a disability.


Helpful Information ‘About You’
We always welcome having more information about you – completing the ‘About Me' information pamphlet can really help us to understand your needs.

>> Find out more about the 'About Me' health passport.
>> Download the 'About Me' health passport.

If you have a learning disability or autism (or are a carer for someone who does), more information is available, along with your own ‘Health Passports’ to view and download from our website.

>> Go to 'Learning Disabilities and Autism Support'.


We have a Changing Places Toilet and other accessible toilets on site.
>> Find out more about the Changing Places toilet here.

There are disabled access toilet available throughout the hospital site.
>> View our map for disabled access toilet locations.
>> Find out more on our 'Guide to Access and Parking'. 


Car Parking Information
The Ipswich Hospital has a number of free parking locations for blue badge holders
>> Find out more about parking at Ipswich Hospital.
>> View our 'Guide to Access and Parking'.


Information about accessible public transport
Suffolk on Board has information about accessible public transport and concessionary travel
>> To find out more call 0345 6000 659 or go to www.suffolkonboard.com/concessionary-travel/


Family Carers
>> Find out more information about Ipswich Hospital support and initiatives for Family Carers here.


Worried about coming into hospital because of your disability?
If you have questions or concerns about an upcoming hospital admission, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) who can provide information and signposting for support.
>> Find out more about PALS at Ipswich Hospital here.


Visual Communication Alerts
We use a range of visual alerts on our ‘Patient Status at a Glance’ boards above the heads of the beds. This helps staff to tell at a glance what additional needs someone has, for example, if they are visual impaired, deaf or have dementia.
>> View our 'Visual Communication Alerts' information leaflet to find out more.