Speech and Language Therapy
We work with patients who are experiencing difficulties with communication, with their voice and with swallowing caused by advanced illness.
Our Speech and Language Therapist can:
- Help you if you are having difficulty communicating or have swallowing difficulties
- Provide you with communication aids and systems
- Provide your family/carers with support and advice on effective communication
- Advise other professionals who are supporting you on the best ways to help you with communication and swallowing difficulties
- Advise and give recommendations on diet and fluids that will assist you with your swallowing
We work closely with the multi-disciplinary team at Milford to ensure your complete care.
How do I see a Speech and Language Therapist?
We provide a service to people accessing the Inpatient Unit or the Hospice at Home service. You can be referred by any member of the multi-disciplinary team at Milford or you can ask to speak to us directly. If you are in the Inpatient Unit you will be seen by the Speech and Language Therapist and on discharge from the unit you may be referred to the Community Speech and Language Therapy service or followed up by us in our Outpatient Clinic. The Outpatient Speech and Language Therapy clinic is held on a weekly basis in Milford Care Centre and is available to those who are accessing the Hospice at Home service or who are recommended by the Speech and Language Therapist to attend following their stay in the Inpatient Unit.