Speech and language therapists who work with adults do so in a variety of different locations across Ayrshire and Arran including in hospitals (inpatients and outpatients), clinics, health centres, care homes and people's own homes.
Speech and Language Therapists work with people who may have a range of speech, language, communication and swallowing difficulties. These include:
Referrals to speech and language therapy come from many sources including:
You can make contact with a member of the Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) department to discuss a concern about a speech, language, communication or a swallowing difficulty, or to make a referral at the following locations:
South Ayrshire SLT
University Hospital Ayr
Ayr, KA6 6DX
Tel: 01292 610555
North Ayrshire SLT
Douglas Grant Rehabilitation Centre,
Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road,
Irvine, KA12 8SS
Tel: 01294 323045
East Ayrshire SLT
University Hospital Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BE
Tel: 01563 827140
When you telephone the SLT Department to discuss a concern or make a referral, the SLT will ask you a number of questions to establish if we can help with your concern. This will enable us to direct you to another service, or to the SLT putting the person you are phoning about onto our waiting list.
When you telephone us, your call may go directly to our SLT department voice mail (the message will clearly state this is the SLT Department). Please leave a message with your name and contact phone number and indicate that you are phoning to ask advice or make a referral. We will return your call as soon as is possible.
In addition to the locations listed above, Speech and Language Therapists also work in a number of other locations across Ayrshire and Arran including:
SLTs work in many locations across Ayrshire and Arran. You could be asked to attend any of the following places for your appointment:
You are welcome to attend with a friend or relative.
On average an initial consultation might take thirty minutes to one hour. During this time, we will have a discussion with you and carry out any appropriate assessments. The SLT will then look at all of the information and agree on what further steps to take, which might be:
With your consent, a report of the agreed outcome will be sent to the person or agency that referred you to the service.
If you need to change or cancel an appointment please tell us as soon as possible so that we can offer your appointment to another person.
For information about the referral process and recommendations provided by Speech and Language Therapists, click here.
For information leaflets about speech and language for adults, click here.