Speech pathology services – South
We provide regular inpatient services to the Royal Hobart Hospital (ED, acute, subacute, paediatric), New Norfolk District Hospital and Jasmine Unit as well as to Midlands Multi-purpose Health Centre and interim care beds, on request. Referrals are received through Patient Flow Manager.
Speech Pathologists work within multi-disciplinary teams in the following RHH-based clinics:
- Cleft Lip and Palate
- Early development
- Head and Neck
- Paediatric feeding
We also provide speech pathology (single discipline) outpatient services in the areas of voice, laryngectomy, paediatric feeding and cleft palate. Our services are publicly funded and are free of charge.
Services for children
In Southern Tasmania, publicly funded therapy services for children are provided through St Giles and the Department of Education, or privately with NDIS funding. Children with significant feeding needs may be referred to our service by their paediatrician, child health nurse, or other health care professional.
We provide publicly funded speech pathology services to adults with communication and swallowing needs at the following community health centres:
- New Norfolk
Referrals are accepted from GPs, other health professionals, or directly from clients.
We provide services to clients of the Commonwealth Home Support Program who require additional support to remain at home. Referrals are accepted via the My Aged Care portal LINK https://www.myagedcare.gov.au/
We are not NDIS service providers and do not provide services to recipients of level 3 or 4 Commonwealth Support Packages.
Outpatient and community rehabilitation services are provided by the Community Rehabilitation Unit
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