NNUH seeking views on hospital care from LGBT patients

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is working in partnership with Stonewall to seek views about hospital care from lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients.

A meeting is being held to hear about patients' experiences of hospital care on Thursday 27th September from 5.15 – 6.45pm at The Nelson Hotel, Prince of Wales Road in Norwich. Views are also being sought in other ways including a questionnaire which is being circulated to key groups.

Dawn Collins, Assistant Director of Nursing at NNUH, said: “We want to hear from patients, partners and carers about their experiences and how we can improve our services. The views we collect will feed into our staff training so that we can make the hospital a safe and welcoming place for LGBT patients, carers and visitors.”

The meeting is part of the Stonewall Health Champions programme which the NNUH joined in June. Stonewall research shows that gay people have a range of specific health concerns which often go unmet. Health services often overlook these needs and focus on sexual health. NNUH joins 19 other health service organisations working with Stonewall to tackle this issue in England.

As places at the meeting are limited, people who wish to attend are being asked to book a place by e-mailing stephanie.read@nnuh.nhs.uk

Wednesday 12th of September 2012 09:00:20 AM