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The National Rural Health Alliance Inc.

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Deakin (A.C.T.)


Number 47

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35Partyline July 2013 All the health care provider needs is a computer with internet connection and the appropriate devices that support video calls. VRI is a vital service. VRI should not replace a face-to-face interpreting service but it can be used in situations where a deaf patient requires an interpreter at short notice or in situations where providing an interpreter is problematic. NABS has been successfully using VRI for the past four years. The medical practitioners who have used the VRI service report positive outcomes for the deaf patient, while the deaf patients comment about the increased accessibility particularly at short notice. Booking a NABS interpreter either via VRI or face-to-face is a free service for private medical appointments. Deaf Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can book a free sign language interpreter for both public and private medical appointments. To find out more about the NABS VRI service contact communications@nabs.org.au or phone 1800 246 945 to discuss with our friendly contact centre staff. Deborah Howcroft-Miles THE ALLIANCE HAS AN ALL-NEW WEBSITE www.ruralhealth.org.au Easy-to-use navigation gives you quick access to latest news, publications, policy documents, current advocacy work and upcoming events. A dedicated section highlights our current policy and advocacy focus areas. Powerful search capacity puts 21 years of rural and remote health information at your fingertips! Share what you like on Facebook and Twitter.

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