Northern Ireland’s only HIV-specific support organisation, Positive Life is carrying out a survey on HIV patients’ experiences in hospital settings with the aim of getting the best possible care for all living with HIV here in Northern Ireland.
The research is to gauge if individuals with HIV are treated differently in a hospital setting due to their condition. A number of advocacy issues have been raised by clients of Positive Life with regard to this topic with some concerned that health professionals on the ground have poor knowledge—awareness around Health and Social Care Trusts’ HIV policies and that some Trusts do not appear to have a specific HIV policy.
This survey asks a number of questions with regard to experience of hospital settings, treatment by hospital staff as well as policies and training around HIV for hospital staff.
The information gathered through this research will be confidential. It will be used by Positive Life to lobby each HSC Trust to ensure that each has an appropriate policy of which staff are aware and that staff receive suitable HIV awareness training. The best possible care for all living with HIV is the aim of this project.
Positive Life very much appreciates you taking the time to respond to our questionnaires. The closing date for completion of the questionnaire is Monday 24 February 2014.
Please follow this link to take part in the survey: http://surveys.nicva.org/index.php?sid=58389&lang=en
If you have any questions you can call Positive Life on 028 9024 9268