Interpreter Services

If an interpreter service is required for a consultation, please advise the receptionist when making the appointment with the clinician.

The receptionist will require the details of the language (spoken/sign) to be translated and note this on the appointment records.

An interpreter in a consultation

At the appointment time, the clinician will contact the interpretation service and the patient, connecting all via a three-way telephone/ video link.

We do encourage family members to assist with translation on behalf of the patient as it tends to make the patient more at ease and often delivers a better outcome for all parties.