Access to Hospital Equipment

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2023 National Disabled Members' Conference
5 July 2023
Carried as Amended

Conference notes that a disproportionate number of disabled people have to attend hospital for appointments and treatments. Why, then is hospital equipment not adequate for use by disabled people? For example, for many disabled people with mobility issues trolleys and examination tables do not go low enough and eye testing equipment is often impossible to access with dignity.

Conference believes that everyone should be able to access health care facilities easily and with dignity and respect.

Conference, we call upon the National Disabled Members Committee to work with the national health service group, health branches and other relevant parts of the union to campaign for medical equipment to be available to all, regardless of their access requirements, and for this issue to be the subject of a UNISON campaign for better access to health care for disabled members.