I wanted to provide an update on the future of Walker Close (Ipswich’s only inpatient facility for patients with mental health problems and learning difficulties).

I note with interest, this article on the Healthwatch Suffolk page, that this organization is monitoring closely NSFT’s decision to close Walker Close, the only inpatient mental health facility in Suffolk that specifically helps adults with a learning disability.


The lack of clarity over what will happen to this vital facility is creating a lot of concern among families, and no doubt the staff working there too.

I have written to Healthwatch Suffolk, and hope to get a reply soon.