Hospital Hearing Friends supports people who are deaf or have hearing loss and are in hospital in South East Wales.
Our Hospital Hearing Friends are all volunteers. They help patients with a range of practical support (such as showing them how to look after their hearing aids), and are there to give emotional support and companionship.
Our Hospital Hearing Friends also work with hospital staff to identify patients with hearing loss, so that they are properly diagnosed, and help nurses, healthworkers and doctors communicate with them in the best possible way.
The project is currently running in two community hospitals within Aneurin Bevan Health Board: County Hospital in Griffithstown and Chepstow Community Hospital.
For more details, or to find out more about volunteering as a Hospital Hearing Friend, contact us on 029 2033 3034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
And, if you work in a hospital or other healthcare setting, download our toolkit now. It’s got loads of information about the best way to communicate with patients with sensory loss.
The Hospital Hearing Friends project is funded by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).