Do you assist or care for a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage without your help?
For example, do you help with their daily living needs such as providing personal care, giving medication, preparing meals, shopping, accessing social contact and providing emotional support?
We value the information and expertise that you can share with hospital staff.
We aim to support you while the person you care for is in hospital, to enable you to access practical advice, support and services.
Family Carer packs are available. If your ward, or the clinic that you visit, does not have one please contact the Suffolk Family Carer Support and Information Worker based here at James Paget University Hospital who can support you in your caring role and signpost you to other agencies that can help. They can be contacted on 01493 453028 or 07785 417004.
The Trust are planning to introduce Family Carers badges to help make family carers easily identifiable to staff, so that our staff know you are the right person to talk to about the patient’s care and treatment.
We would value your thoughts and opinions on this new initiative, beforehand.
Information leaflets for carers