Thanks for posting this Honey Badger. S has autism and communicates with a talker. It’s my experience that even when not under pressure from Covid, hospital staff do not know how to communicate effectively with him and have a very cursory knowledge of autism.
I agree, family carers often need to interpret for their loved ones, even I they are well! My son las LD with speech and language difficulties, when he was in hospital to have 2 teeth out, the nurse repeatedly used language he didn’t understand, although I’d gone to great lengths to explain at his pre op assessment!!!