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how to become a translator working n a hospital?

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cylonbabe Mon 16-Jul-07 22:33:31

my aunt would like to do this. but no idea where to look. i've googled but not found anything that makes sense to me. if anyone knows anything aboutthis, can you please llet me know?

Biglips Mon 16-Jul-07 22:35:09

in verbal languages or signing?

cylonbabe Mon 16-Jul-07 22:46:38

oh sorry, didnt say did i,
verbal language. bengali.

choosyfloosy Mon 16-Jul-07 22:47:55

I'd think you want to contact Language Line - hang on i'll get you a link - as most NHS Trusts have contracts to get interpretors from them (says she, on the basis of knowing 2 Trusts that do!) -

choosyfloosy Mon 16-Jul-07 22:48:53

Language Line

cylonbabe Mon 16-Jul-07 22:49:17

thank you

choosyfloosy Mon 16-Jul-07 22:49:56

Also you could try contacting the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) or the Human Resources at your local Primary Care Trust.

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cylonbabe Mon 16-Jul-07 22:54:04

wow, lots of info. the power of mumsnet.

MrsRonWeasley Sun 22-Jul-07 19:23:01

Good luck - hope she finds something - our Trust has just made all our interpreters and bilingual co-workers redundant

scattyspice Sun 22-Jul-07 19:40:31

I think my trust just call on staff who speak other languages / sign lang.

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