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.

She said:

“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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2019-04-08T11:14:01+00:00 April 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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