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Communication cards in multiple languages

The Design for Health and Wellbeing Lab and Auckland DHB have designed communication cards that hospital patients can use. Patients and their families can point to the icons on the cards to help communicate their immediate needs, wants and concerns to hospital staff.

The communication cards are available in the following languages:


There is also a blank version that an interpreter, family member or friend can complete with translations of other languages.

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed February 2022.

See also:

Interpreting services

Page reference: 510469

Review key: HIMRH-125055