Shoalhaven Adult Outpatient Speech Pathology


Adult outpatient speech pathology service.

What we do

Manage high risk clients over 18 years of age with new onset/acquired swallowing and some communication disorders.
Our team is made up of one speech pathologist.

When to access this service

Adults experiencing new changes to swallowing (oro-pharyngeal) or high risk communication difficulties.

What to expect

First appointments are typically one hour, during which time the speech pathologist will explore your reason for referral, assess your swallow or communication, and discuss a plan to manage your concern.

Should therapy be indicated, sessions are 30 minutes 1-2 times per week (per speech pathologist prescription) for maximum of 6 weeks. These will be delivered in a one-on-one setting. 

Who should access this service

Shoalhaven residents over 18 years of age with new onset/acquired swallowing or high risk communication changes. Clients must be able to attend the outpatient clinic, and be able to actively participate in therapy.

How to access this service

No referral necessary

What to bring

Referral letter and any recent specialist medical reports (if applicable).

Contact Information

Shoalhaven Hospital
Scenic Drive
Nowra NSW 2541
02 44239729

8am – 4:30pm Monday-Friday for referrals

Wednesday 8am – 1pm for assessment and therapy sessions.

Parking and Public Transport

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital is located on Scenic Drive. Pedestrians can access the hospital from the main entrance.
There is a bus stop located close to the hospital with the following services available – Shoal Bus 735 and 721 route numbers.

Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital has limited parking available for patients, families and carers at the front of the hospital and in the car park on Scenic Drive.

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

There are disabled parking spots in the car park. The drop off zone at the front door of the hospital can be accessed via the entrance on Scenic Drive.