Coronavirus (COVID-19): visiting The Royal Marsden suspended

Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest: Visiting The Royal Marsden is still suspended, but we want to reassure our patients, their families and anyone worried about cancer during this difficult time that we are still delivering treatment - the hospital is open. Please see more information here about how we are keeping everyone safe.

Speech and language therapy

This service provides assessment and intervention to support people with communication, swallowing or feeding problems as a result of their cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment may include:

  • Assessment of swallowing/feeding skills
  • Assessment of speech, language and voice
  • Joint working with other professionals, such as allied health professionals, nurses and school staff
  • Liaison with other agencies
  • Advice to patients, carers and staff regarding safe swallowing
  • Advice to patients, carers and staff for optimising and supporting communication
  • Therapy programmes for those with swallowing or communication difficulties
  • Referrals to other specialist services, e.g. neuro rehabilitation
  • Ongoing review of communication or swallowing.

A service is provided to both inpatients and outpatients up to the age of 24 years. Referrals are accepted from staff and patients/carers, and can be made by calling 020 8661 3038.