Monthly Archives: April 2020

Legal challenge: Taking someone to hospital with you if admitted.

Linda Burnip from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is asking for your help with a legal challenge around not being able to take someone to hospital with you if admitted. This will particularly affect Deaf/BSL users and Deaf/blind people who need accessible communication support. For us the difficulty will be with NHS staff using masks and other face protectors. Whilst we know this is keeping us safe, it can mean limited or no clear communication when we really need to know what is happening.

Linda is supporting a young woman working with lawyers to try and get the visitor policy changed. What will help is if anyone has experienced/or a view about this could you let her know. You could start by saying…”This would effect me because….. If you can help send your comments direct to Linda Burnip at

They will be passed onto the young woman and her solicitor Chris Fry from Fry Law. This will not involve you in anything further concerned with the case.