Department of Speech and Language Therapy

The Role of the Speech and Language Therapist

To assess, diagnose and treat people who have communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

Description of Service

The Speech and Language Therapy Department provides services to inpatients who have been admitted with an acute stroke. Onward referrals to community Speech and Language Therapist services will be made for patients who require follow-up.

Referral Process

Patients in the hospital who present with communication and/or swallowing difficulties as a result of an acute stroke should be referred to the Speech and Language Therapist by the team of doctors looking after the patient.

Contact Details

Frances Shinkins,
Senior Speech & Language Therapist,
Speech and Language Therapy Department,
University Hospital Limerick,
061 485363