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 multicultural resources
We have informed consent factsheets translated into multiple languages to explain what informed consent is in healthcare. These factsheets also explain why you need to give consent, who can give consent, who gives consent for a child, how much time you have to decide, how to ask for an interpreter and what if you give consent and change your mind.