Hospital staff on dual call
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Hospital introduces language register
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Three hospital sites have introduced a register of employees who can speak a second language. A regional official believes that staff would be prepared to stop what they are doing to help patients with language needs.
- 100 employees can speak 15 different languages.
- 3 hospital complex site
- Are hospital staff employed as medical professionals or linguists?
- Shouldn’t the hospital introduce a more formal, but professional way of dealing with the problem?
- What happens if no one can help or drop what they are doing?
Is it right for employers to use skills employees have but are not being remunerated for?