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- RT @LipspeakerUK: Horrified to hear that an unqualified lipspeaker has been supporting a deaf professional for almost a year. Thought… https://t.co/LF4llCZgrR, 21 hours ago
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- RT @sueleschen: Question: Why should adults never ask children to interpret for family members? Answer: Because they are children, Apr 22
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Monthly Archives: May 2012
Deaf people are routinely being put in danger by healthcare providers due to a lack of regard for standards in communication. We the undersigned are calling on those commissioning healthcare services to ensure that robust procedures are in place for providing appropriately qualified sign language interpreters for Deaf patients.
New research shows that 41% of surveyed people who use British Sign Language (BSL) as their first language have left a health appointment feeling confused about their medical condition, because the interpretation was not of an adequate standard. 68% of respondents said they have asked for an interpreter to be booked for a GP appointment but did not get one.
Clear communication of information between patients and healthcare professionals can be a matter of life or death – it’s essential that both parties can leave healthcare appointments or consultations 100% confident that important medical information has been communicated clearly.
Please sign the petition to make sure Deaf people are given access to appropriately qualified interpreters. It really is a matter of life or death.