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A communication protocol to help patients with sensory impairment

Beverley Soltysiak BA, DipNurs, RMN; Paul O’Shea, BSc (Hons), CPT, RMN. Beverly-Integrated Care Pathways Lead Officer (Mental Health Service for Older People), Oakdale, Plympton Hospital; Paul-Lecturer Practitioner, Mental Health Services for Older People, Plymouth The admission of a patient with sensory impairment to a ward within our trust highlighted a gap in our service (Box 1). This paper describes how a group of committed staff addressed this issue.

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