Read: BBC News – ‘Deaf failed by Welsh health boards under Equality Act’

Posted on February 1, 2013



Following our interview with Ian Crimond on Monday, today BBC News have covered the story about the lack of access for Deaf patients in Wales…

Health boards in Wales are breaching the law by not providing accessible services for the deaf and hard of hearing, the BBC has learned.

The seven health boards should have published policies about improving access to services in December.

The director of Action on Hearing Loss Cymru said they were not meeting legal obligations from the Equality Act.

But the health boards said they were striving to improve access for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Meanwhile, a separate report shows that 90% of GPs in Wales are failing to provide reasonable alternative methods for deaf people to book appointments.

Read the full article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21281708

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