Translation services

For Croydon residents with language needs, the NHS provides comprehensive and professional interpreting services in more than 50 languages - either over the telephone or in person, and including British Sign Language.
 
Everyone should have equal access to health services.

If you or a member of your family or friend need this service, please let staff know and they will make the arrangements.
 
In addition, NHS Direct - available 24 hours a day - can provide confidential interpreters in many languages, within minutes of a call. All NHS Direct needs to know is the language you speak and then an interpreter will be connected to the line.

Languages available

The information above is available on the front page of this website in the following languages:
 
Albanian
Arabic
Farsi
French
Kurdish
Portuguese
Spanish
Tamil
Turkish

Information leaflets

NHS Direct also has fact sheets on common health conditions such as heart disease, depression and asthma and advice on pregnancy, healthy living and what to do if you’re feeling ill translated into a number of languages.

If you would like to request any of the Trust’s own written information in another language or format please ontact us on 020 8401 3000.