Deaf or Hearing impaired

If you are deaf or hearing impaired, a British Sign Language interpreter can be booked for your appointment

We also use deaf-blind communication professionals to help you during your appointment if you have dual-sensory loss.

This can be booked by emailing

We have a dedicated text service for use by people who are deaf, hard of hearing of have speech difficulty.  You can use the deaf text service for any communication with the hospital and we will ensure your message gets to the right person. We also have the facility to text back to you in response.

The deaf text service number is 07800 005 502.

Texts are charged at your normal network rate. You can also email us at

If you are visiting our Outpatient departments you can request a patient pager when you check in at reception which will vibrate when your appointment is called.

Hearing loops are available throughout our hospitals.

We have a deaf patient access group which meets regularly to work with our Trust to review accessibility for our deaf and hard of hearing patients. If you would like more information about the group, email 

Here is some useful information in British Sign Language (BSL) about our hospitals

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