PATIENT INFORMATION – NOW IN 8 LANGUAGES
The Cancer Institute NSW is improving access to in-language content, to support understanding of cancer and cancer care for people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
New content pages in Arabic, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean have been added to the Institute’s Patient Information web portal. These pages bring together in-language resources from across New South Wales and Australia in a single place for ease of access.
Go to https://patients.cancer.nsw.gov.au/communities/multicultural-communities
The Institute’s eviQ website has fact sheets in multiple languages for patients and their families and carers. These cover specific cancer treatments and common side effects, including what people can do to manage side effects at home, and when to call a doctor.
Go to https://www.eviq.org.au/patients-and-carers/patient-information-in-other-languages
Acknowledgments – to Cancer Institute NSW Advisory Group Members (Rugmini Venkatraman, Sabrina Man, Mariam Mourad and Deirdre D’Souza) and individual stakeholders across the NGO and government sectors – Litsa Diak (Greek – Sydney LHD), Angela Calabrese and Lou Bacchiella (Italian – Metro Assist), Su Kim (Korean – Sydney LHD), Yaping Liu (Simplified Chinese – China Anti-Cancer Australia), Adrine Santos (Spanish – Community Migrant Resource Centre), Sabrina Man (Traditional Chinese – Canrevive Inc), Arabic (Nema Hayba – Cancer Institute NSW), and Khoi Do (Vietnamese – SWS LHD).
Translations provider – NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service