Fraser Northwest Division launched its interpretation services program in 2013, a project spearheaded by Dr Patricia Gabriel. Through the program, division members were given access to interpretation services through the Provincial Language Service. Interpretation was provided in 17 different languages, and doctors who used the service said that their communication with patients was improved, especially for patients with more complex health issues.
Results of a pilot study done on this member-initiated project are featured in the October issue of the BC Medical Journal, with the authors recommending that access to this service be provided to physicians throughout the province. Read the article here.
Congratulations to Dr Gabriel and the Fraser Northwest Division on the success of this initiative.