LANGUAGE DIRECT has been partnering with major public, NHS and private hospitals and healthcare providers for over 25 years in order to provide them with high quality and specialist healthcare interpreters and translators. ie hospital medical interpreting services.
LANGUAGE DIRECT understands the paramount importance of effective and accurate healthcare interpreting which can have life-changing and life-threatening consequences.
Our interpreters work with healthcare providers to ensure patients understand their diagnosis, treatment options, rights and are able to provide informed consent to their healthcare treatments.
Healthcare interpreters that work in hospital settings must have specialist language skills to be able to correctly and meticulously translate medical terms and patient information into language that is easily understood by the patient.
Where language is a problem in discussing health matters, NHS England and NHS Scotland guidance stipulate that a professional interpreter should always be offered, rather than using family or friends to interpret. Working with professional interpreters will: ensure accuracy and impartiality of interpreting.