Diarmuid O’ Leary from Cork (Ireland)



Diarmuid O’ Leary from Cork (Ireland)

My name is Diarmuid. I am from Ireland. I am waiting for a new kidney so I am on the kidney transplant list.
I have been in hospital many times in my life.  I need information in Easy to Read format to understand what is happening when I am in hospital or getting ready for surgery.  I have never had Easy to Read information in a hospital.
This means that somebody in my family, must be my advocate. My family are very helpful but the hospital do not always understand that I need someone with me and that I need support to understand information so I can make important decisions about my health. We need more advocates and accessible information in hospitals, without them being in hospital can be confusing.  I like having the power to make my own decisions.