Support Services

Interpreting and Translation Services (ITS)

Welcome to the Counties Manukau Interpreting and Translation Service.

ITS is affiliated with Counties Manukau and provides interpreting and translation service solutions to a number of government and private agencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

As part of our commitment to providing a quality service, interpreting is provided free within Counties Manukau and to Primary Healthcare providers. The use of interpreters is highly recommended; interpreting services are important to healthcare as they allow complete communication between a patient and the healthcare provider. Failing to use a competent interpreter runs a high risk of inadequate communication that could result in misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment.

The service currently employs over 230 dedicated interpreters who are available to interpret assignments in more than 90 languages and dialects. We pride ourselves on being able to offer some of the best interpreters who specialise in the areas of Medical, Court, Police, and Government Agency interpreting.

Our team of interpreters and translators works to meet service requirements and deadlines by providing interpreting on-site, via the telephone or video conferencing. Native-speaking interpreters and translators interpret in Asian - African - European - Middle Eastern – and Pacific Island languages.

Our booking office is based in the Call Centre at the Manukau SuperClinic in Manurewa, South Auckland. It is staffed by a team of coordinators from 8:00 am – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. After-hours requests are managed by the South Pacific Air Ambulance Service who are specialists in dealing with urgent requests. The same booking processes are followed however, due to the urgent nature of after-hours requests, you need to phone through the details of your request. They will look after the rest.

Contact our office at (09) 276 0014 or email

  • Phone

    FREEPHONE 0800 266 513

Ph: (09) 277 1608 (Theatre Unit)
Ph: (09) 277 1655 (Ward Enquiries)
Ph: (09) 250 8034 (Rito Unit)
Email: customerservice@cmdhb.org.nz

Outpatient appointments
& surgical booking enquiries
Ph (09) 277 1660


901 Great South Road

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Street Address

901 Great South Road

Postal Address

Manukau Surgery Centre
PO Box 98743
Manukau City
Manukau 2241