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Korle Bu’s Speech and Language Therapy Centre Receives a Boost

To enhance patient experience in the Hospital, the Speech and Language Therapy Centre (SLTC), one of the leading public speech centres in Ghana has been moved to a bigger area and refurbished at a cost of over GHc200,000.

The new area has facilities for both children and adults. In the near future, the Centre will be providing a holistic speech and language services under one roof.

In a short ceremony to handover the refurbished Centre, the head of the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Sub-BMC. Dr. Kenneth Baidoo noted that moving the Speech and Language Therapy Centre to a bigger place had come at a good time.

He said the Peadiatric Audiology Centre will, for instance, be incorporating a cochlear implant service for the benefit of patients who will require it.

The SLT Centre evaluates, diagnoses and treats patients with communication, voice and swallowing disorders. Autistic children, cleft lip and palate patients and people who stammer are also attended to and treated by highly professional speech and language therapists.

The newly refurbished Speech and Language Therapy Centre is located at the old Eye Clinic. It was refurbished with support from the Hospital Management, Ms Karen Wylie, an Australian Speech and Language Therapist and other sponsors.
The ceremony was witnessed by the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Andrew Barnes.