Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Are deaf people being let down in UK hospitals?

The plight of deaf patients in UK hospitals is getting national attention thanks to the BBC and the weekly magazine program See Hear. Deaf people have been going on record about difficult experiences they've had in hospitals due to lack of sign language interpreters, reports the BBC. Read about three cases where this could have been avoided in an article here. Below you'll find a video taken just a few days ago of The House of Lords discussing a report that shows both minor and major health issues are going undiagnosed because of the problem.

1 comment:

MM said...

SEE HEAR is 8 years behind every other health campaign sadly. As is SignHealth and others, at least 3 major UK deaf bloggers have been producing reports and lobbying for the last few years, including Ian Crimond's DARG group, who aired the first serious report on REMARK last year....