Daisy from Ampthill would like to see more patient involvement for those with learning disabilities
17-year-old Daisy from Ampthill, Bedfordshire, is a Young Volunteer with Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire and would like to see more patient involvement for those with learning disabilities.
“I would like to improve the health services for people with disabilities and see more health care professionals involve the patients, not assuming the patient lacks mental capacity.
“If somebody has a learning disability, they are not stupid, they just struggle sometimes. If you take the time to involve them in their care and explain things to a level that they understand, they will be more positive about treatment as they will actually understand what is happening.”
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