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Interpreting and translation services

The Trust has a contract with a number of suppliers to provide interpreters for patients who speak other languages. Interpreting is available in 55 languages and new interpreters will be recruited to meet local needs as they arise.

Interpreting for patients with hearing and visual impairments

All interpreting services are free to our patients. We can provide British Sign Language interpreters, lip-speakers, speech-to-text reporters and deaf-blind interpreters.

Requesting an interpreter

If you need an interpreter for your appointment, please let the service know and they will make the arrangements for you. The service will need notice to arrange this, so please inform them as soon as you receive your appointment date, although every effort will be made to help in an emergency.

Interpreting and translation services are provided free to Sussex Community Health NHS Foundation Trust patients.

Patient leaflets

Your clinical team will provide translations of all patient information in all major languages, plus Braille, easy read, large print and audio formats. Please ask your clinical team for this.

Requesting other information in other formats

The Trust can provide other reports including annual reports, in translation, large print, Braille, easy-read format or on audio tape. Please contact the Communications Department if you require materials in another format.