I HAVE just read your article ''Language barrier to health care'' (Advertiser, November 1).

Difficulty communicating between two parties because of a language barrier is a two-sided coin.

Betty Passingham's efforts to overcome these difficulties at our local hospital are to be commended.

However, what a sad reflection of today's society it is that the motive for this improvement is the benefit of a minority of 5,000 people from a community of 10 times that number. The proposal would be of benefit to all of the community and hospital staff.

I suppose we shouldn't question the motive if the end result is desirable?

C Chapman