We accept in-patient referrals via eMR for any of the above conditions.
We accept outpatient referrals for swallowing, voice, head and neck oncology and burns. A referral needs to be completed by one of the following:
• Medical specialist
• Speech Pathologist
Individuals are eligible for our outpatient service if they meet the following criteria:
• Reside within the NSLHD
• Are under the age of 65, and
• Do not have a competing funding package including NDIS
Should your concern fall out of these areas or you do not meet the eligibility criteria, you will need to consider seeking speech pathology through Royal North Shore Hospital Community Health Centre or with a private clinician.
• RNSH Community Speech Pathologist (for individuals 65 years+) - NSLHD-RNS-AgedCare@health.nsw.gov.au
• Private Speech Pathologists (including individuals with NDIS funding) - https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/Find_a_Speech_Pathologist/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Pubic/Find_a_Speech_Pathologist/Find_a_Speech_Pathologist.aspx?hkey=0b04c883-80b2-43e7-9298-7e5db5c75197
We do not have a designated referral form, however all referrals should clearly state the reason for referral including the current communication and swallowing status and any history of the signs and symptoms.
We accept referrals for any eligible individual requiring a Videofluoroscopic Swallow Study (VFSS). Please refer to the eligibility criteria above. You can find the required referral form here.
We accept referrals for any eligible individual requiring a Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). Please refer to the eligibility criteria above. You can find the required referral form here.
Voice and Swallow Clinic
We accept referrals for any individual who would benefit from a joint ENT and Speech Pathology assessment. You do need to reside in the NSLHD to attend this clinic. You can find the required referral form here.