Language assistance

Do you or does someone you know have an upcoming appointment in the hospital? Are you concerned you do not speak or understand Dutch well enough? Would you therefore like to have assistance from an interpreter? You can request an interpreter at the following address: tolkaanvraag(at) You must do this at least three days prior to your appointment. 

The hospital coordinator for intercultural mediation will receive your email message and will look for an interpreter who can help you during your appointment. You’ll receive a response via email.

Please include the following information in your email:

  • The name and date of birth of the patient;
  • The language being requested;
  • The date and time of the appointment;
    • The name of the doctor/care provider with whom the appointment is planned;
    • The specialisation of the doctor/care provider (e.g. eye doctor, gynaecologist, physiotherapist, social worker, dietician, etc.).

For further information or if you have additional questions, please let us know by sending an email to tolkaanvraag(at)