It is Middlesex Hospital's responsibility and commitment to provide interpreter services and translation to those with limited English proficiency and those who are deaf or hard of hearing. We have interpreter services available 24 hours a day throughout the year.
Middlesex Hospital provides a variety of interpreting services.
- Video Remote Interpreting
- Over the phone interpreter
Middlesex Hospital provides various interpreting services for the Deaf and/or Hard of Hearing. These services include (but are not limited to)
- In-person interpreting via American Sign Language (ASL)
- Video Remote Interpreting using ASL
- Writing via pen and paper
- Text Telephones
- Sound amplifiers
- Closed captioning televisions
You can request interpretive services at any time throughout your care at Middlesex Hospital. Any healthcare professional can assist. If a patient, family member, or caregiver needs interpretive services, please call ahead of any planned visit and request services to proactively facilitate effective communication.
Middlesex Hospital's response to emergent situations and the patient's right to refuse interpretive services
When clinicians respond to an emergent situation, the provider may believe waiting for an interpreter will delay care and therefore respond to the emergency first. Following treatment, an interpreter will be utilized. Also, if you refuse an interpreter, our clinicians may still provide interpretive services to ensure information is shared in the most accurate and informative manner possible.