Accessibility

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How we will meet the standard

We want to ensure equity of access for all of our patients at Waterloo Health.

We will endavour to meet the NHS England Accessible Information Standard for those on request. We will acheive this by:

  • Ensuring our staff have access to awareness training on communication issues
  • Check any communication needs that patients may require when they are seen and when they register
  • Ensuring we provide the following:
    • On Forms & Information
      • Large format, and where possible alternative language options
    • On our website
      • Large print, and contrast options for visual impariment
      • Language Translation options
      • Links to resources (see below)
    • In face to face communication
      • We will record your communication preferences
      • Availability of a hearing induction loop for those with a T enabled hearing aid
      • Access to interpreters on request including BSL where available

Resources for Patients

Hearing

Interpreter now provide a BSL interpreter service direct to NHS 111 for health advice and information. Click here to access this service

Sign Health offer information and videos to support health and wellbeing in people with hearing impairment. Click here to access their site

Vision

Blind Aid are a local charity who offer support and advice for patients with visual impariment. Click here to access their site.

The RNIB provide a wealth of information and support for patients with visual impairment. Click to access their site here

 

If you have any recommendations for resources and advice, please contact us and we can update these resources.