The Adult Speech and Language Therapy (S<) Service provides assessment and treatment for adults (16 years and over) who have an acquired difficulty with speech, language, dysfluency (stammering), voice (including transgender voice) or swallowing.
The service works within Bedford Hospital, seeing inpatients and also provides an outpatient and domiciliary service to patients with a Bedfordshire CCG GP.
Training, as well as written and verbal handovers are offered to significant others and to those working with adults in the hospital, in residential care and other settings. This enables everyone involved with the adult to provide an appropriate level of support.
Where services are provided:
Bedford Hospital (South Wing)
Residential and nursing homes
Our core hours of operation are Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17.00.
Where we are based:
Speech and Language Therapy Department
Tel: 01234 792275
At present we accept self-referrals and referrals via GP or other professionals that have been trained as referrers by our team at the above address.
However, from the 1st of September 2019 we will be operating an open referrals system via Single Point of Access (SPoA).
Please ask for a referral from one of the following:
• Allied health professional
• Speech and language therapist