Health Campaign Log

Since we began campaigning on improving health for deaf people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, here’s what we’ve been up to:

September 2018

Campaign Success! Video interpreting introduced at Peterborough City and Hinchingbrooke Hospitals

July 2018

CDA Feature in the news about how we helped improve the health outcomes of one deaf man from Cambridgeshire 

June 2018

CDA Launch 5-ways to Wellbeing Course in Association with Mind focused on improving mental health

February 2018

Stroke Association give fully accessible talks at CDA on Stroke Awareness


January 2017

CDA begin meetings with Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough Hospitals on how to improve access for deaf people.

November 2017

The Healthwatch report created with CDA is launched with recommendations on how to improve accessibility to healthcare. 60 deaf people attend the event with key health officials in attendance too. Many commit to improvements.

April 2017

Meetings involving dozens of deaf people take place in Peterborough, Huntingdon and Cambridge and deaf people give their view to Healthwatch as a joint report by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough into accessible information is researched

March 2017

CDA Announces feedback meetings between the deaf community and Health Watch in April 2017 enabling a report to be compiled about the experience of deaf patients in the NHS. That  report will then be handed to the NHS who will required to respond.

January 2017

Our Managing Director Andy Palmer delivers deaf awareness training to a full staff meeting at St Mary’s Surgery in Ely. They said:

Thank you very much for coming to the surgery yesterday afternoon to provide us with some training.  I also wanted to let you know that I have had some really good feedback from some of our GPs and staff regarding your session, which they found both informative and entertaining, so thank you again.

November 2016

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October 2016

  • We begin delivering BSL Classes to staff at key departments in Addenbrookes Hospital.
  • CDA formally begins work on NHS complaints advocacy
  • CDA begin on a project with Health Watch to get the views of local deaf people on their experiences of healthcare.

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September 2016


May 2016


April 2016

  • We meet Cambridge University NHS Trust to work with them on how to make their hospital more accessible

January 2016

October 2015

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July 2015

  • Counselling in BSL is approved by the local CCG

June 2015


September 2014

  • Sign Health Visit CDA to meet local deaf people and reveal the results of the Sick Of It report. Representatives from Sign Health and the local CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) are present. See here for a report from our Managing Director Andy Palmer