Sunday, January 19, 2014

No terp at hospital during birth

A UK deaf couple didn't have an interpreter when their son was born at a London hospital last month, according to The Guardian. The 12-year-old daughter Hulusi Bati was forced to interpret for him and and Nadia Hassan at University College hospital when the labor ran into complications. The hospital says there wasn't time to get an interpreter on short notice. But no interpreter was provided most of the time during the baby's week-long stay at the hospital either. Bati said, "There was a lot of panic and they brought in my wife's sister-in-law to interpret but she's not an interpreter at all. She only knows the basics so there was no accurate medical information. I felt completely at a loss. I wasn't part of it." Read the full story here.

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