Non-English speakers

At Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), we welcome non-English speaking patients and families who are eligible for NHS treatment. We also welcome patients from overseas and all parts of the UK as private patients through our Harris International Patient Centre.

We offer language support, in the form of face-to-face interpreting, telephone interpreting and written translation, for all languages seen at GOSH.

We use professional interpreters rather than family members or bilingual members of staff and book face-to-face interpreting for outpatient appointments and admissions where diagnosis, treatment options, outcomes or consent are being discussed.

Our key documents are routinely translated into our core languages and others are translated on request.

We have a range of information available online in each of the four languages below: