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  • Talk to your nurse if you have any health issues during your hospital stay.
  • Ask a friend, carer or family member to help you in discussions with your healthcare provider if you think your needs are not being met or would like extra support while you are in hospital.
  • You can ask for an interpreter to help communicate your needs in a public hospital.
  • All public hospitals in Victoria have patient liaison officers who can help if you are having trouble communicating your needs to hospital staff.
  • You can ask for a special diet, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetes-friendly, kosher or halal meals.

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Reviewed on: 18-09-2015