Thursday, 18 February 2021

Daughter had to tell her deaf father he was dying as hospital couldn't get sign language interpreter

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/health/daughter-had-tell-her-deaf-father-he-was-dying-hospital-couldnt-get-sign-language-interpreter-3139031

18th February 2021

A daughter had to tell her deaf father that he had just weeks to live because the hospital couldn’t get a sign language interpreter for him.

The man, known only as Ronnie, died two weeks after discovering he had terminal cancer. While in hospital he couldn’t lip read as staff wore masks and he was left frightened and isolated.

His wife Sue, who is also deaf, shared the heartbreaking story as part of an awareness campaign with Healthwatch Sheffield and Citizens Advice Sheffield. […]

 

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