Speech and language therapy

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 30/04/20: Adult Speech and Language Therapy

Due to the current pandemic there may be some changes to our community services across North and South Warwickshire.

We are able to provide remote support via telephone or video calls within some localities/services.

For further information on the specific service you require please contact the respective department via the numbers listed below.

Covid-19 specific literature and support can be found via the following links:

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

Central England Rehabilitation Unit
Tel: +44 (0)1926 317700

Leamington Spa Hospital (Feldon Ward)
Tel: +44 (0)1926 317700 request therapy office

Out-of-hospital (Community) services:

To make a referral, please read the following information:

For Countywide email referrals please complete/download our referral form and send it to swft.adultsalt@nhs.net.

For Telephone referrals please select the relevant area telephone number below and have the following information available:

  • Patient name, NHS number and date of birth
  • Reason for referral
  • Your name and contact details

Rugby
Tel: +44 (0)1788 555130

North Warwickshire
Tel: +44 (0)2476 865285

South Warwickshire
Tel: +44 (0)1926 317727

Related links

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