Welcome to the Speech and Language Therapy Department
The Speech and Language Therapy department aim to work within a multi-disciplinary framework to enhance patient’s communication and swallowing abilities in order to optimise quality of life for the patient and carers, always mindful of the dignity and individuality of each patient.
The Speech and Language Therapy Department provides both an inpatient and outpatient service to patients of the South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital. The service involves the assessment and management of patients with communication and swallowing disorders (Dysphagia). As the SIVUH is a regional ENT / Head and neck oncology centre there are posts directly linked to this service. Videofluoroscopy and Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing disorders is available. Videostroboscopy is used for the assessment of voice disorders.
The department is also a centre for the education of Speech and Language Therapists-in-training.
Access to the service
Patients who have been treated on-site by a consultant may be directly referred to the service.
The Speech and Language Therapy Department is located in the Victoria Wing of the hospital and is accessed through the South Infirmary – Victoria University Hospital main entrance.
The Department is open from 8am to 5 pm.
Speech & Language
South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Old Blackrock Road,
Tel: +353 (0)21 4926337