Under the Equality Act 2010, all disabled people have the right to reasonable adjustments when using healthcare for example hospitals and GP’s.
These adjustments remove barriers that disabled people would otherwise face in accessing these services. Making reasonable adjustments means ensuring disabled people have equal access to good quality healthcare.
In hospitals you have rights. There are three really important ones:
- Right to equal treatment. This includes having reasonable adjustments made so that you can access equal treatment.
- Right to accessible information. For example Easy Read.
- Right to make decisions about your healthcare as much as you can.