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Services Provided


Who Do We Work With?

Our department provides assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management to infants, children and adults with a wide range of communication and/or swallowing difficulties. Some of the patient groups we work with include:

  • Children and adults following an Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Facial Paresis
  • People requiring Intensive Care.
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Medicine for the Elderly
  • Adults presenting with swallowing and or communication difficulties associated with Mental Health issues.
  • Neonates
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Progressive Diseases (Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease)
  • Stroke


Specialist Clinics Where We Are Members Of The MDT

Cleft Lip and Palate Combined Clinic, Motor Neurone MDT Clinic, Facial Paresis Clinic, Videofluoroscopy Service. All of these clinics are provided on an outpatient basis. The clinics as detailed above are held in various locations within CUH. Please see your appointment letter for the exact location.   

We also see people on an outpatient basis in the Speech and Language Therapy Dept. 

Should you receive an Outpatient appointment to be seen in the Department and have another appointment in the hospital on the same day or within the same week, please let us know. We will try to rearrange your appointment with us at a time and day which helps you reduce the number of visits to CUH and reduces the amount of time you have to be here. 

Please understand that this may not always be possible.