Accessible Information Standard (AIS)
AIS states that there is a legal requirement for patients, service users, carers, and parents with a disability, impairment or sensory loss to receive accessible information and that they should:
|Be able to contact, and be contacted by services in accessible ways, e.g. via email.|
|Receive information and correspondence in formats they can read and understand, e.g. in audio, braille, easy read or large print.|
|Be supported by a communication professional at appointments if this is needed to support conversation, e.g. a British Sign Language interpreter or via SignVideo (see instructions below).|
|Get support from health and care staff and organisations to communicate, e.g. to lip-read or use a hearing aid.|
|Please contact PALS, Patient Advice and Liaison Service, on 01932 723553 or
If you have an impairment or sensory loss and have specific communication needs please let our operator know.
This website is run by Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website.
Recite Me - Web Accessibility and Language Toolbar
We’re pleased to share that as part of the Accessible Information Standard (AIS), we have added the Recite me web accessibility and language toolbar to our website to help make the content accessible and inclusive for as many people as possible. This is done by using innovative technology that makes our site more accessible via a unique range of features on all devices.
SignVideo is a remote interpreting company offering Video Relay Services, Video Remote Interpreting and BSL/English Translation Services.
Relevant up-to-date information regarding access to Ashford Hospital can be found at:
For St Peter's Hospital, information can be found here: