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Multicultural Health Service

Please note that due to the current COVID situation in the Hunter and the other five LHDs the Health Care Interpreter Service provides to, we are only providing interpreters via video and telephone (with the exception of Deafblind).

The Multicultural Health Service supports clinicians to provide equitable and accessible public health care to culturally and linguistically diverse patients and Deaf People.

The Service has three distinct programs

  • Health Care Interpreter Service provides interpreters by telephone, video and on site for health professional within Hunter New England Local Health Districts, and other districts and providers by agreement.

  • Multicultural Health Liaison Programs which works across clinical units to provide support for CALD clients, service planning, education and advice  for staff

  • The Refugee Health Service provides on arrival health screening and health care for refugees on arrival in the local health district

Contact - HNELHD-MulticulturalHealth@health.nsw.gov.au or 4924 6285

Service Manager - Ashley Young, ashley.young@health.nsw.gov.au