Speech and Language Therapy Service (Adult)

We aim to assess, treat and support adults with speech, language and swallowing problems.

About our team

We are a small, friendly and supportive team made up of SLTs, an SLT Assistant and Admin Assistants providing assessment and support for people with acquired communication and swallowing difficulties.  We work in both inpatient and outpatient settings at Weston General Hospital for the North Somerset population.

We work with a range of people including people with strokes, progressive neurological conditions, dementia and voice difficulties.  We always look for innovative ways to work including the use of apps, working in collaboration with neighbouring services, and developing new therapy ideas for research.  If you feel you would benefit from our services, discuss this with your GP and ask for a referral.

We have excellent links with our local SLT training university, Plymouth Marjon University, and regularly provide training placements to their students and have inputted into lectures at the university in the past.

Key personnel:

  • Mike Richards – Head of Service (Twitter @mikethespeechie)
  • Bianca Lopez – Clinical Lead SLT
  • Gillian Coulson – Specialist SLT
  • Elly Sampson – Specialist SLT
  • Annie Mansfield – SLT
  • Abby Williams – SLT Assistant
  • Jo White – Admin Assistant
  • Sarah Burrow – Admin Assistant

You can contact the department on 01934 647145