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Speech and Language Therapy (Adult) (Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust)
Contact: Sarah Hamilton - Speech and Language Therapy, Professional Lead
Address: Speech & Language Therapy Dept
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Gayton Road

King's Lynn
PE30 4ET
Telephone: 01553 613 673

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy Service based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn aims to enable patients to communicate to the best of their ability through assessment, treatment and providing advice and support. We also help patients to swallow as safely and effectively as possible. This may include modifying the textures of food and drink to make them easier to swallow or working with medical professionals to provide recommendations about alternatives if a patient cannot safely swallow food and drink.

Speech and Language Therapists are part of a multi-disciplinary team and work closely with other professionals such as, Doctors, Nursing Staff, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Dieticians.

Outpatients, apart from those with voice disorders, head and neck cancer or following a stroke are seen by the Community Speech and Language Therapists based at St James Clinic, King's Lynn.

Once the initial assessment has been completed, which may take several appointments, there will be time to discuss ways in which you and your therapist can work together. This may be in a variety of different ways, which may include:

  • Advice to yourself
  • Advice to other members of your family involved in your daily life and/or other professionals involved in your care
  • A course of individual therapy
  • Onward referral to others.
Home visits can be provided by this service in specific circumstances.

Interpretation and translation services can be arranged by staff, for users of this service.

Information leaflets about the outpatient voice service including on Attend Anywhere are available.

Age Range: 18 and over
Related Services: Community Adult Speech and Language Therapy - West Norfolk (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Speech and Language Therapy (Adult) (East Coast Community Healthcare CIC)
Speech and Language Therapy (Children) - Norfolk & Waveney (Cambridgeshire Community Services)
Speech and Language Therapy Community Service (Adult) - Central Norfolk (Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust)
Referral Procedure: Referals from Medical staff, GPs, Health Professionals or via self referral.
How Service is Delivered: Inpatients are seen on wards at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, non-stroke outpatients are seen in clinic at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and stroke outpatients are seen in their own homes, care homes or clinic. Video or phone consultations are also available for outpatients
Opening Times: Monday to Friday, core hours 08:00 - 16:00. There is an answerphone at other times.
Parking and Transport: Limited onsite parking. Accessible by public and community transport.
Access and Facilities: Main entrance, lift and toilet facilities are well sign posted and wheelchair accessible.
Compliments / Complaints: The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can listen to your issues, concerns, compliments or suggestions, resolve problems where possible, and feed back to services to aid service development.
To provide feedback about a Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn (QEHKL) service, please contact the PALS team on 01553 613351 or 01553 613343, or by email.
Locations Served: West Norfolk
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Last updated: 07/06/2022    Last full review: 28/03/2022

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