Adult Services

Adult Speech Pathology

 Speech Pathology

Acute Service

Services Provided

Inpatient adult acute Speech Pathology services are provided at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. Speech Pathologists diagnose and provide treatment plans for inpatients presenting with swallowing and communication impairments. All patients admitted with an acute stroke are seen by a Speech Pathologist.

A videofluoroscopy clinic is available at Frankston Hospital for inpatients and outpatients requiring instrumental assessment of their swallowing. In addition to these services patients admitted with a laryngectomy and patients requiring support with weaning from tracheostomy are seen by a Speech Pathologist.

How to refer

Referrals to Speech Pathology can be made from any member of the team including medical, nursing and allied health staff.

Referrals are made verbally, via an internal paging system or a referral line.

Contact Details

Speech Pathology Department
Frankston Hospital
Phone (03) 9784 7670

Speech Pathology Department
Rosebud Hospital
Phone (03) 5986 0666 Ext 6730

 

 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Services

Inpatient subacute Speech Pathology services – rehabilitation and Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) – are provided at Golf Links Road (Frankston), Rosebud Hospital and The Mornington Centre. Speech Pathologists work with people who have difficulty with chewing/swallowing, communication and cognition (thinking). Speech Pathologists work as part of the multidisciplinary team to support patients and their families/carers in achieving their goals and maximising independence and wellbeing. Speech Pathology also offer extra conversation opportunities to patients through group work and one on one with a Speech Pathology volunteer.

How to refer to Speech Pathology

Referrals to Speech Pathology can be made from any member of the team including medical, nursing and allied health staff.

Contact Details

Speech Pathology Department
Golf Links Road
Phone (03) 9784 8653

Speech Pathology Department
The Mornington Centre
Phone: (03) 5976 9000

Speech Pathology Department
Rosebud Hospital
Phone (03) 5986 0666 Ext 6730

 

Community Services

 

Community Rehabilitation Program

Services Provided

We offer assessment and therapy for adults who are not in hospital. Our service is a short-term program that helps you reach your goals. The cost to attend is $10 a visit. We can work on communication or swallowing problems from many different causes.

Location

Centres are based in Frankston, Rosebud or Mornington.

Home based services are also available.

Inclusion/exclusion criteria

Main criteria include:

  • One or more goals that can be achieved
  • Living in Mornington Peninsula or Frankston City Council areas

How to refer to Speech Pathology

Ask your doctor or other health professional to refer to us. They can refer by contacting ACCESS:

Ph: 1300 665 781
Fax: (03) 9784 2309

Contact Details

Frankston Community Rehabilitation Centre – 9783 7288

Rosebud Community Rehabilitation Centre – 5986 3344

Mornington Community Rehabilitation Centre – 5976 9001

 

Stroke Detours Program

Services provided

This is a program for people who have had a stroke. It allows people who are able to manage within their home to leave hospital sooner. Our team provides rehabilitation in your own home. The team includes a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, Speech Pathologist, social worker and an allied health assistant.

Location

Our team provides rehabilitation in your own home. You will also have access to a doctor and nurse at our clinic.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

If you have a stroke and are admitted to Peninsula Health, your medical team will determine your suitability for the Stroke Detours Program.

How to refer

Clients are referred to our program by Peninsula Health medical staff only.

Contact Details

Stroke Detours Program 9788 1491.

 

Movement Disorders Program

Services provided

The Speech Pathologists in the Movement Disorders Program (MDP) can work on communication, swallowing and saliva problems if they are to do with Parkinson’s disease or a similar illness. We can assess, offer tips and give therapy.

Location

MDP is at Rosebud and Frankston (Golf Links Road).

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

To come to MDP you must have Parkinson’s or a similar illness such as:

  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
  • Multiple Systems Atrophy
  • Corticobasal Degeneration

You can also come if you think you might have one of these illnesses.

How to refer

To see a Speech Pathologist in MDP, please contact ACCESS:

1300 665 781

If you want to see one of our doctors you will need a referral from your GP.

Contact Details

9784 8700

Useful resources

Movement Disorders Program Brochure

Movement Disorders Program webpage

 

TRANSITION CARE PROGRAM

Services provided

TCP provides:

  • Short term care for older people when they leave hospital
  • Low intensity therapy and more time to recover
  • Support in planning for the future care needs
  • Care for up to 12 weeks

Location

The Program has 50 beds within a residential care facility and 15 home-based beds.

Our Residential Care Facility is based at:

Regis Shelton Manor
93 Ashleigh Avenue,
Frankston Vic, 3199.

Ph: 03 9789 6999

Our Home-based places are within Peninsula Health’s Catchment area.

How to refer

Clients are accepted onto the TCP program after referral to and assessment by our Clinical Nurse Consultants. Referral for Speech Pathology Services within TCP are accepted from referring agencies or TCP Team members.

Contact Details

For further information contact Reception on (03) 9788 1346.

Useful resources

Transition Care – Peninsula Health