Programs and Services
Programs and Services
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Interpreter Services

The Interpreter Services Department is an on-site, service-oriented resource, which strives to provide the most appropriate and highest quality language service to patients/families who receive care at The Hospital for Sick Children and whose English is limited or who are hearing impaired. For risk and quality reasons, Interpreter Services supports only the use of trained interpreters provided through our resources.

The primary mandate of Interpreter Services is the oral exchange of medical information, necessary to provide treatment, between the health-care provider and the patients/families who do not share a common language.