Speech & Language Therapy, Adult & Acute Services

Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) covering acute and outpatient services at North Bristol NHS Trust for adults over the age of 18 years are based at Southmead and Cossham Hospitals.

Close links are maintained with SLTs working in the Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire areas. Joint working is promoted with the Adult Learning Difficulty SLTs for their clients, who may require access to specialist SLT Services (e.g. stammering, Videofluoroscopy) provided in North Bristol NHS Trust (NBT).

The Service does not accept referrals for adults with developmental speech or language disorders, congenital deafness and those with social communication difficulties related to Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

The SLT service for people with voice problems is based at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.

No dedicated SLT service is provided currently to Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Trust.

The following clinics run weekly

  • Videofluoroscopy swallow assessment clinics
  • Stammering
  • Outpatient clinics for people who have acquired swallowing difficulties or an acquired communication disorder as a result of a neurological or general medical condition