Our PRIME Prehabilitation programme supports patients in the lead up to major oncology surgery. Currently our service is aimed at patients having oesophageal, pancreatic, bladder and gynae cancer surgery.
Our focus is to help patients prepare physically and emotionally for surgery, through supervised exercise classes and educational sessions, to support preparation and subsequent recovery.
The speech and language therapy team’s specialist voice service offers assessment, therapy and advice for any adult experiencing difficulties with their voice or requires assistance and/or advice to improve their voice for a specific reason.
People in vocally demanding jobs, such as teachers, singers/actors, receptionists, are more inclined to experience problems with their voice.
Timely intervention can help, especially if your voice problem is impacting upon your ability to work.
Voice therapy may be helpful for:
An initial voice questionnaire will be sent to you for completion prior to your appointment with the voice specialist speech and language therapist so that they have an understanding of your current voice use. This will enable the voice therapist to determine the most appropriate intervention for your voice difficulties.
Your initial appointment will involve a comprehensive assessment of your voice to explore:
Subsequent therapy sessions can then be designed to focus on the identified areas of difficulty and your specific requirements. These may include: