Transparent face masks

UHDB are delighted to be taking part in one of the largest trials in the country for transparent face masks.

Non-transparent face masks can be challenging for patients, visitors and members of staff, especially those who are from our D/deaf communities or who may rely on lip reading and facial expressions to communicate. The results from the trial will form the basis of a report to the Department of Health and Social Care, with the aim of making recommendations on whether transparent masks, and which types, are beneficial to NHS colleagues, patients and relatives.

This means you may see UHDB members of staff wearing transparent masks in our hospitals. If you do, we would welcome anonymous feedback through this short survey (opens in new window) > which should take less than two minutes. 

Thank you for taking the time to feed back about how it feels to interact with someone wearing a transparent face mask.

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