19 May 2015
Deaf Health Charter launched
A Charter to help
Deaf and deafblind patients access health services is due to be
launched this week.
The Deaf Health Charter will be unveiled in Bristol on 20 May
2015. It will help Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind
people to access health services and improve their patient
Bristol Deaf Health Promotion group, of which AWP is
represented, has worked with the CCG to develop the Charter. The
Charter sets out four pledges to improve access and rights of Deaf,
hard of hearing, deafened and deafblind people. It highlights good
practice and will build the capacity of health care providers to
eliminate discrimination and advance equality of opportunity.
Dr Mary Griggs, Specialised Deaf Service Clinical Psychologist
says "I'm looking forward to speaking at the launch event. I think
AWP has a lot to be proud of through the various initiatives aimed
at making our services more accessible such as training Champions
for Deaf People, setting up Deaf Wellbeing Groups and launching a
new webpage BSLSpace, which will contain BSL translations of key
information about our Trust and services we offer."