STRUCTURE: York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new service at Scarborough Hospital to help adults with learning disabilities receive support when they need hospital care.

The service is open to anyone with learning disabilities whether they are staying overnight in hospital or just going for an appointment.

Learning disability specialist nurse Ben Haywood is available to help those patients, and their families, get the specialist support they need in the way that they need it.

Mr Haywood said: “Patients with learning disabilities have particular needs and concerns so I am here to answer their questions and give advice and information in a way that is appropriate to them.”