Professional health care interpreters are available if you need help understanding or speaking in English. Health care interpreters are available in all community languages, including Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Interpreter services may be provided by face to face or telephone interpreting.
You may have a family member or friend present to provide you with support, but all communication about your care should be through a professional health care interpreter. Health care interpreters are trained in medical terminology and the health system.
Interpreter services are free and interpreters are bound by a code of conduct that requires them to keep all information confidential.
Call 9515 0030 or go to http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/interpreters for more.