What does the Health watch state about deaf people?
The Health watch York has made a review on aiding deaf people due to their mental health issues. Health watch (2013) states: One person had asked for an interpreter at an optician but was told this was not possible. This indicates that even though there is an interpreter services place for deaf people, there is no reason why they should not receive this service. The Health watch York wants to provide a reasonable adjustment for deaf people, so accessing information will not be a problem. It may be useful to have English access and a video translation of BSL, this may help deaf people feel included in the society and the health provider. Indicating that they are part of the society and there is no reason why they should not have these acceptable services. There are many individuals has other issues with getting accessing information or trying to book appointments with the GP. These issues should not be ignored by the government and the NHS.
Action should be taken into consideration due to the lack of poor services, poor communication, and misunderstanding. It is important to have information, and this can be translated from English into BSL is a better way to get access to all services provision and social determinants. It may be helpful to set up a Skype or sign live video to translate what is being said in conversations. However, it is critical to start training the staff for deaf awareness, this will benefit them to aid Deaf people in society. Although, as well as being deaf, deaf people do suffer from other developmental psychology, this may help to identify the specific issues on deaf people’s health.