The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Speech and Language Therapists


The Speech and Language Therapy team (often referred to as the SALT team) provide expert assessment, advice, information and support to patients who have speech, voice and swallowing problems.

They can be contacted on 0113 2067816.

More information about the Speech and Language Therapy team can be found by clicking on this link.

Support Group

The SALT team run a support group for patients who require radiotherapy which may affect swallowing. Information is provided on:

  • swallowing, how it normally works and how swallowing can be affected by radiotherapy 
  • exercises which can help maintain and improve long-term swallowing ability
  • answers to questions which are specific to an individual`s treatment

The group meets every Thursday between 1.30 and 2.30 in the Patient Support Lounge, Princess Royal Suite, Radiotherapy (-2, Bexley Wing St. James’ University Hospital - please report to the main reception desk). To attend please click on this link for more information.                 

Patients are contacted by the team and aim to book the appointment the Thursday before radiotherapy starts.