The changing demographic profile of the Irish population means that some patients with limited English may present at hospitals or other community health settings in acute or emergency situations. They may be unable to communicate their symptoms and distress to staff. While staff risk being unable to provide timely assistance when barriers to communication exist.
Emergency Multilingual Aid assists health staff to communicate more effectively with patients. It is intended for use prior to requesting the services of an interpreter or while awaiting the interpreter's arrival.
Emergency Multilingual Aid is available to read or download below in Arbic, Bosnian, Cantonese, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Latvian, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Pashtu, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Somali, and Urdu.