The Interpreting Service supports all Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust staff in hospital and community settings to effectively communicate with patients and carers who are unable to speak and/or understand English and deaf patients and carers who use British Sign Language.
Interpreters are used in a variety of situations:
- To obtain a medical history from a patient and obtain information about the current problem, including symptoms and the impact of the symptoms.
- To discuss diagnosis and treatment options.
- To obtain consent from a patient for any treatment or procedure.
- Delivering bad news.
- Any occasion when significant information needs to be conveyed to a patient who does not speak English. (‘Significant’ would refer to any information about changes to treatment or changes in symptoms, and for review meetings.).
We provide the following services to Foundation Trust staff and departments:
- Face-to-face interpreting
- British Sign Language interpreting
- Telephone interpreting
- Video interpreting