If you speak little or no English and you would prefer things to be explained in a language you are more comfortable with, we can arrange for you to have a professional interpreter with you when you attend your hospital appointment.

We can offer you interpreting in any language, translations by phone and translations of our printed information leaflets in:

  • British sign language
  • Braille
  • Large print


If you need an interpreter or you know someone who does, please phone the clinic or ward that you are attending in advance so we can arrange the service you need. If you are being referred to the Trust by your GP, ask them to tell us you require an interpreter.

For more information about interpreting services, contact our Customer Service Team on 01704 704958.