I have fairly regular hospital appointments at NTU for post-operative sight check-ups, and while my Taiwanese wife usually comes to these with me to speak to the nurses she might not be available on one of my upcoming trips there.
The process tends to be a little complicated - I get my eyes checked in one place, I have to check in at another, go to a room filled with people and generally navigate. I checked the NTU website but all it says is “we recommend you come with a friend that speaks Chinese and your own language”.
However, a few months back during another appointment I saw an old chap wearing some kind of vest guiding another Westerner to his appointment and remembered reading somewhere about English-speaking volunteers.
Does anyone have any advice on navigating a Taiwanese hospital without really knowing any Mandarin? Are there any online resources? I’ve googled around but found nothing yet.
Edited to add: I now realise I’ve managed to miss an appointment (I misunderstood what little I could make out of the appointment print-out). Does anyone know if there’s a way to reschedule a hospital appointment at NTU online? Or do you have to go up there and talk to someone? If so, who? Any and all help hugely appreciated.