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Speech, communication & swallowing (Speech pathology)


The Speech Pathology Outpatient Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH) provides specialist assessment and management for adults who experience swallowing and/or communication difficulties.

These may be related to:

  • mouth and throat related cancers (including laryngectomy)
  • voice related difficulties
  • complex swallowing problems.

Speech Pathology delivered through other outpatient rehabilitation services and programs within CALHN are offered through:

Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for communication and swallowing difficulties related to neurological and neurodegenerative conditions are delivered by Speech Pathologists located at the ‘Day Rehabilitation Service’. Acceptance of referrals is dependent on a person requiring two or more Allied Health services.

For more information please view the Speech pathology outpatient service in CALHN web page.

Appointments at RAH


Outpatient Clinics, Level 3F. Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road SA 5000

Clinics operate on a daily basis.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.


  • RAH Switchboard: (08) 7074 0000
  • Speech Pathology Manager: Ms Jacqui Beaty
  • Outpatient senior speech pathologists: Ms Susan Mitchell: pager 22088
  • Ms Maree Creevy: pager 1148


You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

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