Syrian refugees slam interpreting services in Saint John

Newcomers say quality of interpreting service provided by YMCA is inadequate, especially for doctor visits. The Syrian newcomers shared a story about a woman who had major issues getting a female interpreter so was sent to a hospital appointment with a male interpreter instead. When she said she couldn’t be alone with the interpreter without a hijab, he allegedly grew frustrated with her and threw a pen and medical form at her back.

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