Adult Team Manager - David Holland
Childrens Team Manager -
Adult Speech and Language Therapy provides evidence based services that anticipate and respond to the needs of individuals with speech, language, communication, voice or swallowing difficulties. We work in partnership with service users, their families’ carers and allied professions to reduce the impact of these often isolating conditions on people’s wellbeing and their ability to participate in daily life.
Adult SLT covers the following specialties at LTHT: ENT, Head and Neck Oncology, Brain and CNS, Elderly Medicine, Acute/General Medicine, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurosciences and Stroke. A community service is also provided securing care pathways from the ward to home setting. We work with a number of voluntary agencies including the Stroke Association and Speakability to improve SLT provision across the Leeds Healthcare economy.
The service includes assessment, diagnosis, advice and management of communication, swallowing and feeding difficulties. In addition training is provided to other departments, wards and students across a variety of disciplines.
Speech Therapy at Wharfedale Hospital
The Speech and Language Therapy Service at Wharfedale Hospital provides Speech and Language Therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adult out patients with acquired neurological disorders of communication and swallowing or with acquired voice disorders.
We accept referrals for patients only from LTHT consultants as part of their episode of care.