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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

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.