Description of Department/Service

The Speech & Language Therapy Department provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with speech, language, communication, voice and eating/drinking/swallowing difficulties. The service is available to:

  • Current inpatients of the hospital
  • Patients attending a consultant in an outpatient clinic
  • Patients attending the Charlie O’Toole Unit

A limited service is provided to the inpatient Psychiatry Unit

Patients who have a speech, language, communication or eating/drinking/swallowing difficulty which is not related to their current episode of care in the hospital may be more appropriately referred to their local community service.

Hours of service

The core working hours of the department are Monday – Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Appointments may be offered outside these hours to suit patient requirements.


The Adult Speech & Language Therapy Department is located in the Rehabilitation Area. Access is through the main entrance of the hospital. Turn right onto "Hospital Street" and then take the first left to the speech & language therapy waiting area. Please check in for your appointment using the self-service kiosks in the front entrance of the Hospital.