When you need an interpreter
You have a right to receive correct information.
If you do not understand or speak swedish, you have the right to use an interpreter when visiting a surgery or when you are in hospital.
Using an interpreter means security
As a patient you have a right to receive correct information concerning your illness and treatment. It is important that you make use of an interpreter in order to make yourself understood in your own language.
You should not use your children or other relatives as interpreters.
Say that you need an interpreter. Tell the staff that you need an interpreter, preferably at the same time as you make an appointment at the hospital.
Interpreters and th hospital staff are sworn to secrecy. The sole task of the interpreter is to translate.
Using an interpreter does not cost you anything. It´s free of charge.