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Speech and language therapy

We provide assessment and treatment of patients who have difficulties with communicating and/or swallowing.

All our speech and language therapists are registered members of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) which sets standards for training and professional skills.

We provide this service across our five hospitals, as well as outpatient clinics across the local communities.

Queen's Hospital Burton

Department address

Speech and Language Therapy
Queen's Hospital Burton
Belvedere Road
DE13 0RB

How to get here


Telephone: 01283 566 333  ext. 5237 or 5229

About our services

We see:

  • Inpatients at Queen's Hospital Burton, Samuel Johnson Community Hospital, and Sir Robert Peel Community Hospital
  • Outpatients, either at Queen's Hospital Burton or their place of residence.

We assess and treat patients referred from the following specialties: 

  • Stroke – we aim to promote recovery or aid in maintaining independence whenever possible, when patients have communication difficulties an/or swallowing disorders as a result of a stroke.
  • Neurology – we support patients with long-term conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, to manage the associated communication and/or swallowing difficulties that can occur.
  • Dementia – we aim to support patients who have swallowing difficulties as a result of this condition.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) – we aim to promote recovery of patients who have voice disorders, or assist in improving swallowing/communication for patients that have been treated for cancer of the head and neck. We also see patients jointly in the X-Ray department, for detailed examination of swallowing difficulties.
  • Paediatrics – we work jointly with the Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics to assess and treat children with feeding difficulties. 

Royal Derby Hospital


Level 3 (between wards 303 and 302), Royal Derby Hospital 
Nearest entrance - 24

Head and neck outpatients, Kings Treatment Centre, Royal Derby Hospital 
Nearest entrance - 6

Ronnie MacKeith Centre, Children’s Hospital, Royal Derby Hospital 
Nearest entrance - 18

How to get here


The speech and language therapy service provides assessment and treatment of patients with communication and swallowing problems.

The majority of patients are adults, but we also see children who are patients at the Ronnie McKeith Centre.

We cover a variety of inpatient wards as well as the rehabilitation units at the Royal Derby Hospital and London Road Community Hospital.

We also see outpatients, mainly within the ENT department and at the SpARC at London Road Community Hospital.

Children can also be seen at home or within an educational setting.


  • Adult inpatients
  • Adult outpatients (ear nose and throat, head injury service)
  • Videofluroscopy clinic (an assessment for swallowing problems)
  • Fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) clinic
  • London Road Community Hospital rehabilitation ward
  • Specialist assessment and rehabilitation centre (SpARC)
  • Children in and outpatients

London Road Community Hospital


Specialist Assessment and Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC)
London Road Community Hospital
London Road 

How to get here

Nearest entrance: Main entrance

We see adult outpatients at the SpARC at London Road Community Hospital.