The group’s membership includes hearing aid users, carers, representatives from voluntary deaf and hard of hearing groups and members of the social care sensory team. The Trust lead for the group is head of hearing services.
In recent months some of the areas under discussion have been the provision of digital hearing instruments at the hospital, deaf awareness training for hospital staff and the availablity of loop and communication devices for patients and visitors with a hearing loss.
The group meets bi-monthly on a week day morning.
New members are welcome.
The group was instrumental in the introduction of the award winning Visual Alerts system.
If you would like to join the group, or have something you feel they should discuss, please contact:
Telephone: 01473 702 101
Email: Pam Talman
Write to: Patient Experience Coordinator, Patient Experience Office (C366), Ipswich Hospital, Heath Road, Ipswich IP4 5PD.