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Interpreter services in Queensland Health

Queensland Health provides interpreters in Queensland Health public facilities in more than 130 languages. Interpreters are provided on-site (face-to-face), via video conference or over the phone.

Interpreters are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are provided at no charge to the client.

It is Queensland Government policy to use professional interpreters when possible.

Interpreting in a health context

Last updated: 24 August 2012

What's new?

Queensland Health's 2017-18 report on Our Story, Our Future: Queensland's Multicultural Action Plan 2016-17 - 2018-19
Queensland Health's progress against achieving actions in Queensland's Multicultural Action Plan.

Report on client perceptions of the quality of the Queensland Health Interpreter Service
A new report on the perceptions on clients on the quality of the Queensland Health Interpreter Service is now available.

National Interpreter Symbol

The blue interpreter symbol is the nationally recognised interpreter symbol.

national interpreter symbol

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Complaints about health or other services

Do you have concerns about a government or non-government health service or are you unhappy with the way an issue has been handled? Do you think you have been treated unfairly or are you concerned about a decision or action of a health professional?

It is ok to complain, and there are organisations that are independent of the government that can help you, free of charge.

Go to the Queensland Independent Complaint Agencies' website for more information.