Speech and language therapy (adult)

The adult speech and language therapy (SLT) department is involved in the assessment, diagnosis and management of voice, communication and swallowing difficulties of anyone aged 18 years or over in the Barnsley area.

Patients are seen in inpatient settings such as the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Neurological Rehabilitation Unit, Mount Vernon Hospital or in outpatient settings, including in their own home/care home when appropriate.

Speech and language therapists may be involved in assessing and treating people with communication and/or swallowing difficulties who have the following conditions:

  • Stroke
  • Dementia
  • Acquired and traumatic brain injury
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease/compromised respiration
  • Neurodegenerative conditions e.g. Huntington’s, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple Systems Atrophy, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Parkinson’s Disease
  • Voice difficulties
  • Dysfluency
  • Congenital conditions

Why would someone choose the service

  • Assessment and therapy provided in a variety of settings to meet patient needs
  • Knowledge and skills to provide excellent outcomes and recovery for example after a stroke
  • Speech and language therapists in Barnsley see patients in a variety of settings including hospitals and in their own homes or care homes. This ensures excellent continuity of care and handover to other staff
  • The service is able to provide support to families and carers of those nearing end of life or needing a palliative or emotionally supportive approach
  • We have excellent links and joint working with other colleagues such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy colleagues, dietitians, doctors and other health and social care professionals such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy teams, dietitians and doctors
  • We offer flexible appointment times and modes of therapy delivery (telephone therapy, computer based treatment)
  • We provide holistic patient-centred care and treatment which treats the whole person, taking into account physical, psychological, social and environmental factors
  • Results from the community domiciliary satisfaction survey showed – 100% said we treated patients with dignity and respect; 100 % said it was very likely or likely they would recommend the service to family/friends

Staff you may meet

  • Administrator
  • Other clinical staff

Page last updated on December 15th, 2017

Service delivered in: Barnsley