Speech and language therapy

What we do

We help adults with a communication and/or swallowing difficulty.

These difficulties are often the result of a stroke, brain injury, a progressive neurological condition such as Parkinsons, Dementia or as a result of treatment for cancer. We also see people who experience voice changes or stammer.

Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) can lead to choking, aspiration pneumonia or malnutrition. A breakdown in communication can lead to social isolation, relationship breakdown or difficulty at, or returning to work.

Our therapists have specialists in assessing, diagnosing and treating difficulties in all of these areas.

We also provide specialist investigations and treatments such as:

  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (Parkinsons Disease)
  • Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing
  • Augmentative Alternative Communication (communication aids)
  • Videofluoroscopy (in conjunction with the Radiology department)
  • Mental Capacity assessments

Patients are seen in hospital, clinics, at home or in nursing/residential homes.

Direct referral into the Speech and language therapy service is open to everyone, although patients with voice problems need to be seen by an ENT consultant first.

Contact and location

In-hospital services:


Warwick Hospital
Tel: +44 (0)1926 495321 ext 4759

George Eliot Hospital
Tel: +44 (0)2476 865285

Rugby St Cross Hospital
Tel: +44 (0)1788 663702

Central England Rehabilitation Unit
Tel: +44 (0)1926 317754

Leamington Spa Hospital (Feldon Ward)
Tel: +44 (0)1926 495321 ext 7547

Out-of-hospital (community) services:


Warwick/Leamington
Tel: +44 (0)1926 317727

Stratford-upon-Avon
Tel: +44 (0)1789 405100 ext 346

Rugby
Tel: +44 (0)1788 663702

North Warwickshire
Tel: +44 (0)2476 865285

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