Types of interpreter services
types of interpreter services
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|Information for interpreters|
|Information for funded non-Government organisations|
|Guidelines and resources|
|Contact the Queensland Health Interpreter Service|
Queensland Health delivers interpreter services in three ways:
- Via video conference
- Over the telephone
Queensland Health's first preference is for interpreting sessions to be conducted on-site. If an interpreter is unavailable to attend in person, video conference or telephone interpreting may be used.
On-site interpreting is Queensland Health's preferred type of interpreting.
On-site interpreting involves an interpreter attending a health care appointment in-person with the patient and health care worker.
Video conference interpreting (or video remote interpreting) involves an interpreter being linked to a health care appointment with a patient and health care workers via video conferencing facilities.
Telephone interpreting involves an interpereter being linked to a health care appointment with a patient and health care worker via a telephone.