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A culturally diverse hospital

We’re proud to be a culturally diverse hospital– our staff and volunteers are from around the globe: South African to Spanish, Aboriginal to Welsh, Vietnamese to Irish, and almost everywhere in between.

To coincide with Cultural Diversity Week in March we celebrated this diversity by sharing personal stories from our staff and volunteers.

Though we may have different cultural backgrounds, when we share stories with one another, we find our common humanity.

Our patients also hail from around the world. In the last year, translators have worked with our patients in more than 70 languages; the most common include Greek, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Cantonese.

We also have translators working in Auslan.

Did you know we have a range of patient information available in different languages? If a family member or someone you care for would like to read information in their native language we have information available both in print and online.

At Eye and Ear on the Park there is multilingual printed patient information in the Language Hub, located on the ground floor, just past the lifts.

You can also access this information on our website, or call our multilingual infolines. These provide our consumers with helpful information about visiting the hospital and common conditions in six languages: English, Cantonese, Greek, Italian, Mandarin and Vietnamese.