Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech and Language Therapy Department assess, diagnose, treat, report and provide advice for adult patients with communication and swallowing disorders. 

Our aim is to maximise communication potential and promote management of swallowing difficulties. 

We provide services to inpatients, outpatients and community patients within Hawke’s Bay. 

Referrals are received for a variety of disorders including aphasia (language problems), apraxia (motor speech), dysarthria (speech), dysphonia (voice), dysfluency (stuttering) and dysphagia (swallowing).

We run video fluoroscopy clinics and have a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing assessment service. 

Our services are available Monday to Friday between 8am and 4.30pm.

Please contact your family doctor or  GP for a referral to our Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Please contact the Child Development Unit for Hawke's Bay DHB Paediatric Speech Therapy Services.