Disability Consultant / Specialist
My name is John McDonald, and I am a Disability Consultant / Specialist with over 20 years experience working within the healthcare sector.
In 2016 I was diagnosed with bowel cancer and hydrocephalus (fluid on the brain). I had treatments for them both respectively, however, when having the brain surgery things did not go to plan and I have been left with some deficits.
My deficits are mainly fatigue and balance issues but with my coping strategies in place, I can lead a meaningful life both professionally and personally.
I have always been keen to improve disability inclusion. I started Eagles Wings Consultancy in order to bridge the gap and help better communication between companies, and organisations with those who have neurological conditions, invisible conditions, or disabilities.
Through research, I found that although companies have policies and procedures in place, improvements could be made. For example, implementing adaptations and not all adaptations need to be physical changes. Some adaptations could be around a more supportive nature.
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Ernie the Eagle
Hi, I am Ernie the Eagle and it is great to be part of the team! Supporting John with all things disability and inclusion and giving my Eagle Eye Tips are what I enjoy.
I am a social eagle and am always happy to accept invitations for tea/coffee! I do also love having my photo taken so remember to snap a shot if you see me.