Community languages resources

We provide some information in translation. Don't forget that specialist interpreters may be available to help families when they visit our hospitals.

Fact sheets

A number of our fact sheets have been translated into community languages. Search under 'T — Translations'.

Translations: about Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Interpreters at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

The Children's Hospital at Westmead uses two interpreting services — one for interpreting in-person, the other for interpreting via telephone.

Health Care Interpreter Service (HCIS)

The Health Care Interpreter Service is the specialist health interpreter service, a unit of Western Sydney Area Health Service. It provides face-to-face interpreting for the Hospital. It also trains Hospital staff to work with interpreters and remains the first point of contact for staff enquiries about interpreting. For a HCIS interpreter, telephone 9840 3456. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

The Translating and Interpreting Service is a national service, a unit of the Commonwealth Department of Immigration. The Hospital does not use TIS for on-ite interpreting.

For a TIS interpreter, telephone 131 450. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Interpreters at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

The Foreign Language Interpreter Service is available to facilitate communication at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick in person or over the phone. Please tell your patient or client to ask a member of the medical team caring for their child to arrange for an interpreter.