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Patient views sought on local NHS services in Cardiff

Patients with hearing loss in Cardiff and the Vales of Glamorgan are being asked to share their experiences of using local NHS Services. The public meeting will take place on Saturday 27th January in the board room of St David’s Hospital between 10.30 and 12noon.  (St David’s Hospital Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF11 9XB) Lip-speakers […]

NHS Wales to implement new accessibility standards

The Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething, has announced improvements to the All Wales Sensory Loss Standards geared towards ensuring that patients with sensory losses, including hearing loss, have access to the communication support they need. The new standards require GP surgeries in Wales to identify and record the specific communication needs of their patients on their medical […]

Welsh Ambulance Service releases communication app

The Welsh Ambulance Service has launched a new app aimed at improving communication with those who have different needs, including the deaf and hard of hearing. Using a combination of gestures, clear images and simple text, the app is designed to enable patients and staff to share essential information relating to the medical situation at hand. […]

Sensory Loss Awareness Month – Wales

November marks Sensory Loss Awareness Month in Wales. Health boards and NHS Trusts across the country will host different activities to raise awareness of the campaign. It is supported by the All Wales Senior Officers’ Sensory Loss Standards Group which includes Action on Hearing Loss Cymru, RNIB Cymru, Sense Cymru, British Deaf Association, the Wales Council for […]

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