Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
The service provides a specialist, effective and efficient comprehensive service which includes assessment, diagnosis, intervention, management and advice for adults with primarily acquired disorders of speech/language/communication and/or swallowing.
We help with conditions such as:
We can also offer management for chronic cough and vocal cord dysfunction (these referrals are only accepted from Respiratory Medicine or ENT).
There are many reasons someone may develop a difficulty with communication and/or swallowing, these can include:
– Brain injury / head injury
– Brain tumour
– Progressive neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Multi System Atrophy, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease resulting in motor speech disorders and/or dysphagia
– Voice disorders (these require an ENT assessment prior to SLT involvement to establish the cause)
– Respiratory difficulties
– Head and neck cancer
– Acquired brain injury
– Disorders of fluency (eg. stammer/stutter)
– Palliative care needs particularly for degenerative disorders and cancers.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Tel: 0116 295 4692