King George Hospital, run by Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, has received the gold level of the Autism Awareness Award.
Robert Lamb, an autism ambassador from the Redbridge Autism Awareness Roadshow (RAAR), presented the certificate and praised staff at the hospital for making adjustments to the care they provide to patients with autism, giving them a better experience.
He also said several members of RAAR had reported to him that they’d received great care from staff at the hospital.
To achieve the award, mystery shopper inspections were carried out and the hospital had to pass an autism accessibility evaluation.
Several staff have also completed autism awareness training, which includes lots of tips for improving care for patients with autism as staff are treating more people with autism.
RAAR is a project run by the Sycamore Trust, a local charity which supports people with autism and their families, and runs educational community projects.