Speech and Language Therapists

People with critical care needs who have difficulty with communication and/or swallowing require access to an early, timely, responsive speech and language therapy service to maximise their choice, participation, safety and wellbeing. As such, speech and language therapists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary team on critical care.

Being unable to communicate following major trauma, illness or surgery can be extremely frightening and frustrating. We aim to maximise the potential for effective communication whether this is speech, writing or using a communication aid.

Difficulties swallowing are common in patients on critical care and it is our role to assess and manage these difficulties.

This is essential to avoid the risk of developing serious respiratory complications which will hinder recovery and rehabilitation. We work closely with the physiotherapists and dietitians to ensure all patients safely receive maximum nutrition and hydration.

Alison Davison

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 18 and Ward 38

Amy McAtamney

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 18 and Ward 38

Beth Millard

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 18 

Carolyn Thomas

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 37 and Ward 21

Fiona Marshall

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 38

Debbie Simmons

Speech and Language Therapist
Ward 18 
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