Hearing and Sight Care
(Previously called Caithness Deaf Care)
What we do:-
Work in partnership with NHS Audiology, Deaf Services and Hearing Support Team and Sight Action
Provide practical help and advice on hearing and sight loss at 2 drop-in centres in Wick and Thurso
Information, demonstration and procurement of environmental aids to assist daily living
- NHS Audiology for review/adjustment of hearing aid
- Deaf Services Team for specialist equipment in the home relating to hearing loss
- Sight Action for specialist equipment to enable independent daily living
Routine hearing aid upkeep, supply and fitting tubing and NHS battery issue and sale of private hearing aid batteries
Staff and trained volunteers visit nursing/care/residential homes, local hospitals or the housebound
Quarterly Rural Clinics in outreach areas[/list]
Wick: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 10.00am - 2.00pm
Thurso: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10.00am - 2.00pm
The Sensory Centre
23 Telford Street
Tel: 01955 606170
The Sensory Centre
9 Riverside Place
Tel: 01847 895636
News for Hearing and Sight Care
In light of the recent advice from NHS Highland in relation to the Coronavirus we have decided to close both of our drop-in centres in Wick and Thurso. This is an attempt to reduce the spread of the virus and keep our service users and staff safe and well.
Sight Action campaigner Rhoda Grant ‘delighted' NHS Highland has backtracked over plans to see its alliance with Sight Action severed. MSP Rhoda Grant has said she is ‘delighted' that NHS Highland has back-tracked over plans to see its successful and long-standing alliance with Sight Action severed.
Sight Action asks MSP Rhoda Grant to co-host thank you reception for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services delivered by Sight Action. A THANK YOU reception is being thrown for clients and politicians who campaigned to save an established model of support services Sight Action delivers.
Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has tabled a motion for debate in the Scottish Parliament in a bid to save a local charity, Sight Action, as NHS Highland make funding cuts and re-design services for the blind and visually impaired. It was indicated to Mrs Grant at the end of last year that Sight Action's valuable services to almost 3,000 blind or visually impaired adults and children will no longer continue past the 31st March 2020.
Funding cuts will take toll on support for visually impaired children and adults in the Highlands and Islands. THOUSANDS of vulnerable people will be failed if NHS Highland refuses to properly fund a rehabilitation service for adults and children with blindness and impaired vision in the Highlands and the Western Isles.
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