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African drummers, Indonesian dancers and international food stalls were showcased this week across Metro South Health facilities to highlight cultural diversity throughout our region.
Celebrations were held at Logan, Redland and QEII Hospitals to coincide with Queensland Multicultural Week and to also highlight the valuable services provided to the community by the Health Equity and Access Unit.
Did you know our region is home to over 100 diverse multicultural groups? Metro South Health provides an interpreter service for patients attending our hospitals who are from non-English speaking (NESB) backgrounds, are deaf or hearing impaired?
This service is provided free of charge to patients attending Metro South Health and Queensland Health facilities. Last year over 46,000 patients benefitted from the service which facilitates the provision of professionally accredited interpreters.
Congratulations to the Interpreter Service who are making health more accessible for our local community. For more information on Metro South Health’s interpreter service or to request a booking contact the Interpreter Service Coordinator on 3176 5882.