Speech and Language Therapy
The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) department at Lewisham Hospital sees adults who have a range of disorders of communication and/or swallowing.
0208 333 3004
What conditions does the department treat?
We provide a range of specialist Speech and Language Therapy services for adults at Lewisham Hospital, including:
- Neurological conditions and dementia
- Critical and acute care
- Voice disorders
- Swallowing disorders/dysphagia
The department also runs a weekly Videofluoroscopy Clinic in conjunction with the Radiology department at UHL. Videofluoroscopy imaging allows more detailed assessment of the swallowing mechanism in order to identify impairments and optimise the function of the swallow.
In addition, the department jointly runs the Voice Clinic - a multi-disciplinary clinic for the management of voice disorders.
Who are the services for?
The services are for inpatients and outpatients aged 16 years or older (with the exception of children with voice disorders).
How can you get an appointment?
Patients can be referred by their GP practice, or by a member of staff at the hospital e.g. ENT consultant.
Justine Vella, Head of Speech and Language Therapy