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A new British Sign Language (BSL) page has launched on While You Wait to enable members of the deaf community to access information in an accessible format.

Managing waiting list backlogs is a key priority for the NHS in Greater Manchester.

While You Wait has been set up to provide people with information and advice to help manage their physical and mental wellbeing while they wait for hospital care or treatment.

The new BSL page can be accessed via

On the page you will find BSL videos covering:

  • How hospital waiting lists are prioritised and how to look up an average waiting time.
  • What to do if your condition gets worse.
  • Why it’s important to use your waiting time to prepare your mind and body.
  • How to get additional support.
  • A range of videos covering how to look after your physical health.
  • A range of videos covering how to look after your mental health.

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