Main Languages Being Interpreted in Healthcare by Country

“Did you know that effective communication is crucial in healthcare settings, especially when language barriers exist? In hospitals around the world, healthcare professionals often rely on interpreters to bridge the gap and ensure accurate understanding and care.

Here are some of the main languages being interpreted in hospital settings per country:

United States: Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Arabic, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, French, and American Sign Language (ASL).

United Kingdom: Polish, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Arabic, Somali, Romanian, Turkish, and Lithuanian.

Canada: French, Punjabi, Tagalog, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), and Portuguese.

Australia: Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, Greek, Spanish, Punjabi, Cantonese Chinese, and Hindi.

Germany: Turkish, Russian, Arabic, Polish, Romanian, Kurdish, Serbian, Italian, and Greek.

New Zealand: Maori, Samoan, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Tongan, Tagalog, Korean, Cook Islands Maori, and Fijian.

Understanding and meeting the language needs of patients is essential for providing quality healthcare services to diverse populations. Let’s continue to support and appreciate the interpreters who play a vital role in facilitating communication and improving healthcare outcomes for all.

We at IMS Interpreter Management System are honoured to provide a system for scheduling and managing the interpreters in health care.

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