Ground breaking news from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) – Video Remote Interpreter service (VRI) now available for Deaf BSL patients using Sign Language Interaction’s SLi-NOW! on-line interpreter services is now available.
Working with the Corporate Inequalities Manager, Jac Ross, there are 6 Chromebooks (small laptops) that contact directly to our on-line interpreter service, providing access to communication where and when needed.
How does it work?
The ‘clinician’ (doctor, nurse etc.) will contact the online service using the Chromebook, the Deaf BSL user will see the on-line interpreter on screen and the clinician can speak and hear the interpreter – Simple!
Where is it available?
The service will be available from the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital (QEUH) (New Glasgow Sothern General).
Initially Chromebooks will be available at:
- Patient Information Centre (PIC)
however, with Chomebooks being so portable, can be made available at other NHS GG&C hospitals/ facilities.
When is it available?
We are pleased to provide cover for this unique service on a 24hour basis