The Shropshire Star report:

A Freedom of Information request by the Shropshire Star has shown the amount being spent on translators at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital has been increasing since 2011.

A total of £28,256 was spent in 2011/12, rising by more than 50 per cent to £42,905 in 2012/13.

And last year’s total was almost matched in the first six months of the current financial year, with £37,587 spent between April and the end of October.

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