Saying hello and helping patients communicate in Cavan General Hospital

A smiling face for patients

The SLT department have formatted “hello my name is” stickers for the department and other MDT members. These stickers provide a smiling face for our patient, which has been hidden behind a face mask and PPE. We are recognising the benefit of a smile for our patients and promoting positive interactions and communication in a new and indirect manner.

Helping patients make decisions and communicate

The SLT department have formatted visual communication aids to assist patients with decision making and to help them communicate with nursing staff, medical teams and other MDT members involved in their care.