The East Anglian Daily Times report:

INTERPRETERS to help doctors communicate with patients at Ipswich Hospital have cost more than £88,000 in the last five years.

On average £17,695 is spent each year at the hospital to help patients understand their treatment and care.

A Freedom of Information request by The Star, revealed the most requested interpreter was for British Sign Language, to help medics converse with deaf patients.

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