Hypertension Workshop

"I worry about my heart condition and don't have access to information due to my deafness. I would like more workshops, especially as I have received very little access in relation to my health. Thank you for the accessible workshop, I have learnt a lot."

Zebra Access recently introduced a health workshop on Hypertension (high blood pressure) which took place in Wolverhampton on 29th January 2015. Attended by over 20 Deaf people, the accessible health workshop gave them an opportunity to learn about the crucial subject through a BSL interpreter.

"When I received information about this event, I thought I already knew about high blood pressure but when the qualified doctor and dietician delivered the workshop I was surprised about how little I knew about this condition."

Zebra Access secured funding from the NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group to provide an accessible health workshop. The presentation was given by Dr Dan de Rosa, Chair of Wolverhampton CCG and Kay Searle, Dietician for West Park and New Cross Hospital. This was followed by a session where the attendees shared experiences and had the opportunity to ask questions of the health professionals.

"The workshop was very interesting, I have learnt a lot from it and now I am feeling more confident. I would like more workshops like this in future."


Special thanks to the NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and to Chris Beech for organising the workshop.