Victoria’s State of Emergency (SOE) measures resulted in almost 40 per cent less people presenting to Alfred Health’s emergency departments earlier this year, prompting doctors to issue an urgent call for people to continue seeking medical care if they need it.
For many of us, wearing a mask is a necessary inconvenience. But for the one in six people in our community who are deaf or hearing impaired, wearing masks can be incredibly isolating. Anthony Cignarella is a nurse educator in our heart and lung team – he’s also hearing impaired. He’s put together some tips on communicating while wearing a mask.