Speech and language therapy

Speech and language therapy provides treatment, support and care for people who have difficulties with communication, or with eating, drinking and swallowing.

Overview

Our team of speech and language therapists provide specialist assessment and therapeutic care for adults with communications problems and swallowing disorders.

Our therapists work independently and as part of multidisciplinary teams offering rapid diagnosis and treatment as well as advice, training and education to colleagues, carers and families.

As there are many possible causes of speech disorders, our therapists support several clinical specialties. These range from ear, nose and throat surgery to neurology and oncology.

We welcome insured patients and self-pay referrals. However, out-patients with voice problems need to be seen by an ENT specialist before their first appointment with a speech and language therapist.

Related conditions

We treat patients undergoing treatment for:

  • cancer
  • ear nose and throat treatment
  • neurological conditions including stroke, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis,
  • invasive surgery such as liver surgery
  • critical care, including trachiotomies

We also treat problems which arise from these conditions:

  • asphasia –impairment of language and speech
  • dysphonia – acquired problems with the voice box
  • dysarthia –acquired speech difficulty
  • dysphagia – trouble swallowing.

In addition, our therapists have a range of sophisticated communication aids to help patients with difficulty talking.

These include amplifiers, electronic communication systems and communication charts.

Related diagnostics

Our speech and language therapists offer:

  • video fluroscopy, including bedside fluroscopy
  • speech and language assessments

Why choose us?

At Bupa Cromwell Hospital, you can expect:

  • latest diagnostics, including bedside video fluroscopy and fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation
  • joint assessment with other departments for faster diagnosis
  • assessment reports within a week
  • we follow IDDSI gold standards for swallowing

“I had a great experience at the Cromwell Hospital; the staff were amazing, and is another level of professionalism compared to other hospitals I’ve stayed in.”

Lorne, Bupa Cromwell patient

Book an appointment today

Our opening hours are 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 8am to 2pm Saturdays.

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