Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) work with a wide variety of people who experience difficulties in communication, voice and swallowing. SLTs take into consideration the medical, physical, psychological and social factors that may contribute to the experience of disability. We work with patients, their families and members of the multidisciplinary team to anticipate and reduce the impact of these difficulties on the person’s everyday life.
SLTs working in Naas General Hospital are registered with the CORU (Regulatory Health and Social Care Professionals) Speech and Language Therapists Registration Board.
The department provides clinical placements for SLT students attending Trinity College Dublin.
The SLT Department in Naas General Hospital collaborate closely with our community SLT colleagues to ensure continuity of SLT care needs when a patient is discharged from hospital.
Speech and Language Therapy Service:
The Speech & Language Therapy Department at Naas General Hospital provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with speech, language, communication, voice and eating/drinking/swallowing difficulties. These difficulties can occur as a result of:
Our staff care for patients on all the acute inpatient wards.
Difficulties that may occur are:
A videofluoroscopy clinic is held on a weekly basis in the radiology department to assess swallowing problems.
We aim to ensure all assessments and treatments provided are evidence based and in line with current best practice. All staff are involved in a programme of continuing professional development and we regularly evaluate and audit our practices and treatment outcomes to ensure a high standard of service provision.
Access to the Service:
In-patients can avail of the service by:
If you have a speech, language, communication, or eating/drinking/swallowing difficulty and require an outpatient service, you may be referred to the local community SLT service which can be accessed through your GP