In Zagreb’s Special Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases the first pulmonology ward for deaf and deafblind persons will greatly easy diagnostics and treatment of persons with these disabilities
“This is the first such infirmary in Zagreb. Until now the deaf and deafblind were dependent on whether they would have an interpreter. The infirmary is just starting, with three examinations so far,” said a nurse in the polyclinic, Adrijana Dankić, reported on Zagrebancija.com on March 3, 2017.
Deaf and deafblind persons can now make appointments and arrive for examinations without depending on interpreters.
“The infirmary will function on the principle that deaf and deafblind persons who need an examination or any pulmonary diagnostic to reach us via the e-mail [email protected] and we organise the appointment for them, inform them of all necessary tests they may need to do before. Once they arrive here the tests will be waiting for them. There is no longer a need for interpreters.”
This infirmary is a small, but important step to changes in the health care system which raises the level of health care for persons with special needs.