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Video interpreters are helping people to access healthcare in their language

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Three-way video sessions are revolutionising Australia's healthcare system for those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Australians from non-English speaking backgrounds are statistically less likely to access health services regularly, which often leads to poorer health outcomes.

COVID-19 has prompted Western Sydney's Local Health District to bring forward the release of its new myVirtualCare service for patients, which includes a three-way video interpreting platform.

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/video-interpreters-are-helping-people-in-australia-to-access-healthcare-in-their-language

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By Lynn Wood

2 August 2020

 
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