LOCAL INFORMATION

10.6.7.L7
Interpreters in hospital

Extent: Jersey
Updated 19 September 2016
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The General Hospital relies on a team of volunteer interpreters who help patients and medical staff whenever there is a language difficulty in the Outpatients Department, or on the wards.

The interpreters sign a declaration of confidentiality to ensure privacy for the patient. The service is co-ordinated by Nicola de Jesus, Language & Communication Liaison Officer,  telephone 442044. Messages can be left on the answerphone in any language.

Languages available include:

German, Swedish, Portuguese, Polish, French, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian and Dutch