Support Services

Interpreting Services

Waitemata Auckland Translation and Interpreting Service (WATIS) is a division of Waitemata DHB Asian Health Support Service.

WATIS provides interpreting and translation services 24 hours a day, seven days a week for many languages, including sign language.

It may take longer to arrange an interpreter if there is a gender preference or it is for an uncommon language for the geographical area.

The languages available for translation/interpretation are:

Algerian, Arabic, Armenian, Bangla (Bengali), Belorussian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (including Cantonese, Chiu Chow, Foochow, Hakka, Hokkien, Mandarin, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Teochew), Cook Island Māori (Rarotongan), Croatian, Czech, Dari (Afghani), Dutch , Ethiopian (Amharic), Farsi (Iranian, Persian), Fijian Hini, Filipino, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irapine, Italian, Japanese, Kinyarwanda, Kiribati, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Kuwaiti, Lao, Lebanese, Macedonian, Malay, Māori, Niuean, Pampango, Polish, Portugese, Punjabi, Pushtu, Romanian, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Sign Language, Sinhalese, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Sri Lankan, Sudanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tahitian, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tokelau, Tongan, Turkish, Tuvaluan, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yugoslavian.

  • Phone

    (09) 486 8900

Freephone 0800 80 93 42 - Waitemata DHB residential areas only
Patient enquiries:
(09) 486 8930

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (09) 486 8900

Website

Shakespeare Road
Takapuna
Auckland 0620

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Street Address

Shakespeare Road
Takapuna
Auckland 0620

Postal Address

North Shore Hospital
Private Bag 93 503
Takapuna
North Shore City 0740