Translators at hospitals


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May 17

I work in the NHS in UK.
We have to have an expensive translator service for a wide variety of people that come through the various doors (GP surgery/walk in centre/hospital services for appointment or emergencies), these are for every language for every person that needs to be treated – and so no miscommunication/misunderstanding leads to wrong diagnosis/treatment.
People can of course learn to speak the language of residents, but in this modern age of free movement why not cater for those that can’t speak the local language.

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