Deaf Multilingual Community Support
DMCS has devised a ‘Hospital Passport’, for Deaf people attending medical appointments.
Our DMCS Health Advice Officer, Mehdi over the years has done a lot of research and spoken to a lot of people to create the DMCS Deaf hospital passport. This passport was specially adapted and ideal for Deaf people to take with them when they attend their medical appointments at their GP, consultant, physiotherapist or hospital.
When a Deaf person has a medical appointment, very often there is no interpreter available to communicate between the Deaf person and the medical staff. Especially when the Deaf person has an emergency appointment.
This DMCS passport contains all the medical information that health care staff need to be able to treat the patient, including;
☞ Contact information
☞ Dietary requirements
☞ Personal care
☞ Medical History
We recommend that ALL Deaf people always carry a copy of our DMCS hospital passport with them at all times, in case of emergencies and for their prebooked medical appointments.