Caffi Iaith is a monthly support group for those front line staff learning Welsh. Funded initially by an £500.00 award from the Bwrdd Iaith (Welsh language Board) and Welsh Language Awards in the NHS.
1. Language choice
Offering patients and their families a language choice enhances the quality of care they experience during their illness and relationship with the medical teams. Increasing the number of staff confident in speaking Welsh will enable this aim to be realised. This is particularly relevant in rural West Wales.
2. Improving Communication skills
We know that there are a number of staff in the Hospital who learned Welsh in school but have lost confidence to use the language in their work. This project aims to encourage those staff to gain confidence again in using Welsh to enhance the communication with patients and families they care for.