In the community
Provincial Language Service is committed to providing top-quality language services for people who are accessing health care services across BC.
We believe in building stronger connections and being involved in the delivery of language services (interpreter, translation and services to Francophones) to improve equitable access, and we have been actively engaging with community members to better understand their current needs.
Earlier last year, PLS put out a call for applications to community advisor roles supporting Sign language interpretive services. We are excited to announce that the Community Advisory Group (CAG) for the Provincial Medical Sign Language Interpreting Service has been established.
In addition, a new application that allows staff to access Video remote Medical Interpreting services is being deployed across the lower Mainland Health Authorities. Some clinical area already have access to this service.
BC paramedics can now connect Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing patients with live American Sign Language (ASL) video interpreters using their BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) issued iPhones.
For more details, paramedics should connect with their team leads. If you have any questions or feedbacks you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org