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Partnership with Sign Live

From the 28 of April 2023 Sign Live (a remote interpreting telephone relay service) will be available at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals. This provision was set-up in cooperation with the Trust to bridge the gap during emergency situations. All staff in the Accident and Emergency departments will have access to Sign Live for Deaf patients who require access to an interpreter. It is understood that a face-to-face interpreter is always preferred, but at short notice, or during an emergency, a remote interpreter will be available through Sign Live. For more information, click here, where you will also find a video on how to download the Sign Live app.

A Sign a Day

This week is Deaf Awareness Week (1 to 7 May 2023) and we will be celebrating in various ways, including external training and incorporating a sign of the day on our website.

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust are having a stall in the Bexley Wing Atrium (St James) from Tuesday 2 May to Friday 5 May from 12pm until 2pm. They have also created a screen saver to celebrate Deaf Awareness Week.

You will find current posts on the right hand side bar, where you can learn a sign every day.

Unify Deaf Choir

Katie Rowley a member of our community has shared her exciting news in a post about performing at the King’s Coronation. This is a wonderful opportunity, and we would like to wish her and the all deaf choir, Unify, all the best in helping to celebrate this momentous occasion. Click here for more details.