Carolyn and Jane both work in the NHS as consultant anaesthetists. During the launch of our Sick Of It report, Carolyn tweeted SignHealth about how she communicates with D/deaf patients.
As part of our Deaf Awareness Week campaign, we have contacted hearing medical professionals and NHS staff to talk to them about communication barriers D/deaf people experience. We then asked them to think about the service they provide for D/deaf people. Most of the hearing professionals thought they offered a good service, but after reading our report they realised they were not meeting D/deaf people’s needs. A few of the NHS staff we spoke to have made video clips explaining how the Sick Of It report has improved their awareness, Carolyn and Jane being the first.
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