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We have approved interpreting and translation providers who are able to assist in making the information we give accessible to all.

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

Our range of interpreting and translation services

At Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, we can provide the following:

  • Face-to-face British Sign Language (BSL) and other non-spoken interpreting services for people with sensory needs
  • Remote (video) BSL or other non-spoken interpreting services
  • Video relay interpreting services for British Sign Language users
  • International language interpreting - telephone and spoken video
  • Face-to-face international language interpreting
  • Translation and transcription services

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 advance 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.

Patient resources

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 information.

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 email our Communications and Engagement Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require materials in a different format.

Page last reviewed: 21 March 2024
Next review due: 21 September 2024