Read: Deaf woman ‘interrogated over her nationality’ at hospital (via Mail Online)

Posted on March 6, 2017

Mail Online has reported on the case of a Deaf woman who was ‘interrogated’ at hospital because of her looks – despite living in her area all her life.


A deaf woman has accused hospital staff of ‘interrogating’ her over whether she should get free NHS treatment because they said she looks foreign.

Dena Bryant, who is ‘born and bred’ in Grantham, says one nurse who thought she was a health tourist told her: ‘You do not look English, and you are not white.’

Ms Bryant, who is profoundly deaf and of native American heritage, says NHS staff had refused to believe she was British because of how she looks.

She also struggles to communicate verbally because of her disability and often relies on lip reading and sign language to communicate with others.

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