Tuesday 5 January 2016
The RoomMate provides an audio description of the facility for blind and visually impaired users and gives them much greater independence and dignity. It will be installed in Duchy Hospital's disabled access toilets.
General Manager, Chris Sealey said “We take patient care extremely seriously at Duchy Hospital and Ramsay Healthcare, as can be seen by out last CQC assessment, the addition of RoomMate Units in our disabled access toilets lets us extend that care and support to our visually impaired guests.” He added “It is very difficult to truly understand how many visually impaired patients we treat each year as many show few external signals. That said, if the RoomMate can provide an increased level of independence and dignity to any patient that does suffer from any loss of sight, then we will be delighted.”