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Sensory loss brings 'less care'

People who struggle with their sight or hearing do not always have the care they need from the NHS in Wales, a group of experts claims.

The Welsh government asked a selection of professionals to look at health care provided to people with sensory loss.

They found a lack of understanding by health staff of people who were visually impaired or hard of hearing.

Tony Rucinski, chair of the Royal National Institute for the Blind Cymru, says small improvements can make a difference.

He said the difficulties faced were a reflection of society.

  • 09 Jan 2012