Speech and Language Therapy

The speech and language therapy department provides a range of services that anticipate and respond to the needs of individuals who experience speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties.

The service works in partnership with these individuals, their families and other professions and agencies to reduce the impact of these often isolating difficulties, which effect people's wellbeing and their ability to participate in daily life.

Contact us

For general information and advice please contact the speech and language therapy office based at St John's hospital on telephone number 01506 524 191

Areas covered by the service


  • Inpatients
  • Outpatient clinics at St John's Hospital
  • Nursing Homes,Templar Day Hospital
  • St Michael's Hospital, Tippethill Hospital,
  • Domiciliary


  • Health Centres
  • Family Centres
  • Schools and nurseries


The Speech and Language Therapy service has an open referral system. Referrals can therefore be made by medical, nursing staff, other allied health professionals, education personnel, the patient themselves or parent/carer.

Find us

The Speech and Language Therapy service is based at St John's Hospital, Howden, Livingston. The paediatric service is delivered from local health centres and clinics. There is also a limited domiciliary service.