Referrals – adult team

How to refer to the Adult Team

Inpatient referral for swallowing problems
Please discuss concerns with the medical team involved and follow the sip test algorithm before referral. To refer for a Speech and Language swallowing assessment please complete the below referral form and FAX to the Speech and Language Therapy team.

Inpatient referral for communication problems
As above, please discuss concerns with the medical team involved. Please use the same referral form for assessment of communication skills and FAX to the Speech and Language Therapy team.

Inpatient referral form – swallowing and communication problems

Community Referral for swallowing and communication problems
Please contact your Consultant/GP/community nursing team to discuss your concerns. He/she will refer you to the Speech & Language Therapy service at Airedale General Hospital to request a swallowing and/or communication assessment if appropriate. For further information on how to refer please contact the main Speech & Language Therapy service on 01535 293641. The service is also on the Choose & Book system.

Community Referral for swallowing and communication problems

Community Referrals for voice problems
Voice changes that persist should be discussed with your GP. He/she may refer you to see an ENT Consultant in the first instance. After you initial appointment to see the ENT Consultant he/she may decide to refer you on to the Speech & Language Therapy service at Airedale General Hospital for further voice assessment.

Referral form for Voice

Community Referral for Stammering

If you would like to be seen, there is no need for your GP or other health professional to refer you; you can simply refer yourself by contacting our stammering specialist:

Stephanie Burgess
Speech and Language Therapist
Clinical Lead for Dysfluency
Ilkley Coronation Hospital
01943 609666 /07789 945586
stephanie.burgess@anhst.nhs.uk

For more information about what to expect, see our leaflet.