Speech Pathology

Tel: (08) 9346 2044
Location: 3 rd Floor, A Block

The Speech Pathology Department at SCGH provides assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders for adults with acute or progressive illness. The department provides specialist communication management for difficulties in auditory and reading comprehension, verbal and written expression, motor speech and voice, and specialist management of swallowing.

The speech pathology department provides inpatient and outpatient treatment to:

  • Patients who have been medically reviewed in either a SCGH specialty inpatient ward or outpatient clinic.
  • Patients with an acute illness who have been medically reviewed in the ED and referred to a SCGH specialty outpatient clinic.

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Contact Numbers

Head of Department
Kim Brookes
Telephone
(08) 9346 2044
Fax
(08) 9346 4103
Secretary (08) 9346 2044 (08) 9346 4103

Specialist Interests

The speech pathology department has specialist interest in swallowing, voice, tracheostomy, head and neck surgery and language disorders.

Combined specialty clinics exist for:

  • Voice – Speech Pathology and ENT.
  • Swallowing/Videofluoroscopy – Speech Pathology and Radiology.

Outpatient Referrals

The speech pathology department will offer outpatient treatment to:-

  • Patients who have been medically reviewed in either a SCGH specialty outpatient clinic or inpatient ward.
  • Patients with an acute illness who have been medically reviewed in the ED and referred to
    SCGH specialty outpatient clinic.

The speech pathology department will not accept: -

  • Direct GP referrals.
  • Nursing Home patients for outpatient’s services.

Waiting lists do apply and patients are prioritised on clinical need.

Other Relevant Information

A list of all West Australian Private Speech Pathologists can be found at www.pspawa.com.au

 
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