Illustration of communication boards

Symbol board to assist hospital medical staff 

This is a link to a communication board and how to use it in a hospital setting. To help patients communicate in hospital and critical care.

Developed together with the Speech and Language Therapy Team at Weston General Hospital, this symbol board can assist medical staff in communication with patients who are critically ill due to Covid -19.

It can make communication quick and easy, even if the patient is being ventilated or has a tracheostomy (but is alert).

The board includes symbols for immediate care needs as well as messages that patients may want to pass to family members.

Download the COVID-19 communication chart.


Illustration of communication boards