If English is not your first language, you are entitled to a free professionally accredited interpreter in your preferred language. This includes those people who are deaf or hearing impaired and communicate through sign language such as Auslan. Generally, a minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required to book an interpreter. Please ask the nursing staff to arrange one for you.
Informed consent translated resources
Queensland Health have translated some of its most frequently used patient information sheets and consent forms into Italian, Japanese, Korean, Samoan, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Hindi, Punjabi and Filipino/Tagalog.
These are designed to facilitate shared decision-making between patients and clinicians with support from interpreters.
Learn more about interpreter services.