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Acute services

How we can help

Our acute service works with infants, children and young adults who staying in hospital to support them with communication and feeding difficulties. We also work closely with community teams to make sure children have support in place for when children leave hospital. Sometimes we will continue to work children after they leave hospital, working with the community speech and language therapy team.

Our therapists help children across lots of different services and wards including:

  • ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • gastroenterology
  • general paediatrics
  • general surgery
  • heart (cardiology)
  • intensive care (PICU)
  • neonatology (NICU)
  • neurology
  • orthopaedics
  • renal
  • respiratory
  • rheumatology


Our team take part in local and national audit and research projects including:

  • blended diets
  • impact of tracheostomy training
  • neonatal feeding and optiflow
  • post-extubation dysphagia screen
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