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Services provided by the department

Inpatient Services

  • Assessment and therapy is provided for adults with communication difficulties caused by acquired neurological conditions.
  • Assessment and advice is provided for people with swallowing difficulties
  • Support and advice provided to carers of those affected by swallowing / communication difficulties.
  • Training and advice for staff working with people affected by neurological problems.
  • Assessment for communication aids.
  • Discharge planning and handover to community services.
  • Specialist swallowing assessments are available e.g. videofluoroscopy


Outpatient Services

  • An outpatient service is provided for adults and children with voice difficulties following a referral and opinion from ENT.
  • Specialist swallowing assessments are available e.g. videofluoroscopy (OP service currently suspended)


Our Clinical Team

The consulting team in the department are:

Speech and Language Professional Lead Annie Fairhurst
Team Leads for Stroke & Neurology (inpatients) Emily McKillop & Lucy Atkinson
Team Leads for acute medical team (including surgery and critical care) Laura Saloway & Alexis Geiter
Clinical Lead for Neonates & Paediatrics Gemma Borkowski
Highly Specialist SLT for Voice & Upper Airway Kirsty Bui


Contact Details

Speech and Language Therapy team
St Peter’s Hospital
Guildford Road
KT16 0PZ

01932 722868



For therapy following ENT assessment, the service is located on level 3 outpatient area 5.

The main office is located in the therapies area on level 2.

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