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Language Interpreter Services

Our region is working to make health care even more accessible to our patients by adopting regional interpreter services. We are working to ensure that patients are aware of the availability of trained interpreter services. These services benefit the client/health care provider relationship by enhancing patient safety and improving quality of care, access to care and patient satisfaction.

This symbol in our facilities indicates interpreter services are available. To access these services, please enquire with office reception when making your health care appointment and indicate if you or your family member has language barriers. Inquire about how interpreter services can be available at your site of care.

The role of an interpreter is to facilitate communication between people who do not share a common language. Interpreting involves converting and delivering a message, as accurately and as faithfully as possible, from one language into an equivalent message in another language.

Services available include:

  • Indigenous languages (Cree, Ojibway, Salteaux, Dakota)
  • Official languages (French)
  • Deaf/deaf-blind (American Sign Language)
  • Immigrant/refugee languages

For more information contact:

Lauralou Cicierski
Regional Manager of Public Relations & Communications
Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority
[email protected]

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