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Improving Access to Health Care Services for Deaf Patients in Cumbria

Healthwatch Cumbria (HWC) was contacted by the Deaf Health Champion Project (DHC) who asked if we could support them in highlighting issues affecting the Deaf community when accessing health and social care services. The main issues concerned access to GP surgeries, hospitals and problems with poor communication resulting in unsatisfactory patient experiences.  The is the report on our findings.

Deaf Report