Scottish Ambulance Service Draft 2030 Strategy – Bòrd na Gàidhlig Response

The Scottish Ambulance Service is currently in the process of developing their 2030 Strategy and are seeking views before its finalisation.

Bòrd na Gàidhlig submitted a response on the 30 June with various suggestions and recommendations surrounding the Gaelic language.  Examples include:-

We welcome that SAS “will provide the people of Scotland with compassionate, safe and effective care”. As part of this the strategy document should acknowledge that when patients are unwell or distressed conversing with them in their main language provides both comfort and reassurance.

We also welcome that SAS “will adopt an equality and human rights-based approach”. The strategy document could usefully refer to SAS communicating in a range of languages – including Gaelic – given that human rights have a linguistic basis rather than simply a cultural one.

Find other public consultation responses here.