Recognising LGB Sexual Identities in Health Services

April 2nd 2008

A new report on 'Recognising Sexual Identities in Health Services' was launched at the Public Services Centre, Neil T Blaney Road, Letterkenny on Wednesday, 2nd April.

The report charts new territory by conducting primary qualitative research into the experience of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in accessing health services in the North West region. The report was commissioned and published by the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the Equality Authority.

Caoimhe Gleeson, Equality Officer, HSE West, says: A diversity of sexual identities among service users has practical implications for the manner in which health needs are responded to, for the nature of the interface between health service providers and users, and for the way in which health services are designed and delivered. This research valuably suggests initiatives that could drive and support 'gay and lesbian friendly' health service provision.

The Report can be read or downloaded at the link on this page.