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Speech and language therapy

Speech and Language Therapists (S&LTs) at Southport District General Hospital work with the following inpatients:

  • Those who have had a stroke or have a neurological condition
  • Patients in Critical Care
  • Patients with a spinal injury
  • Patients with other diagnoses such dementia, respiratory disorders and cancer



The S&LTs are experts in the assessment and management of communication and swallowing disorders, and aim to optimise function in these areas. The S&LT team have access to X-ray and nasendoscopy for swallow assessments.

Useful Links

Stroke Association:

Motor Neurone Disease Association:

Parkinsons UK:

Dementia UK:

Multiple Sclerosis Society:

Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre

Service leads and Contact Details

  • Lorna Smith (Stroke Service):
  • Liz Jones (Medical/ Surgical Service):
  • Sarah Morgan (Spinal Injuries/ Critical Care Service): 

Alternatively please contact 01704 547471 ext 4361 and leave a message on the answer phone

For information about Community Speech and Language Therapy Services please contact the relevant GP.