Interpreting Services

The Belfast Trust provides a Regional Interpreting Service for all Health & Social Care Organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

The primary aim of NIHSCIS is to significantly improve access to health and social care for Patients who do not speak English as a first or competent second language.

  • NIHSCIS Interpreters are professionally trained and adhere to a Code of Practice/Ethics
  • NIHSCIS Interpreters are bound by confidentiality
  • NIHSCIS provides Interpreters 24/7
  • NIHSCIS has 316 Interpreters registered in 36 different languages
  • NIHSCIS has provided Interpreters for over 282,000 Health and Social Care appointments to date
  • NIHSCIS is free-of-charge to patients