Hos­pi­tal’s vo­cal sup­port

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

AWARE­NESS: Health­care as­sis­tant Pat Ho­gan, staff nurse He­len Rodgers and speech and lan­guage ther­a­pists Zoe Jones, Hardeep Ba­jaj and Eileen Daniel, at the Speech stand A HOS­PI­TAL set up a stand to pro­mote speech and lan­guage ther­apy as part of World Voice Day.

Staff at Wexham Park Hos­pi­tal took part in the in­ter­na­tional event on Thurs­day April 16 in or­der to raise aware­ness of the im­por­tance of peo­ple’s voices and how they can be looked af­ter.

The stand, in the main re­cep­tion, at­tracted pa­tients, staff and vis­i­tors want­ing to know more about their voices and what they can do to pro­tect their throats.

Pa­tient Neil Ap­ple­ton, from Iver, is one of those to have ex­pe­ri­enced vo­cal prob­lems.

He said: “It was last May that I started hav­ing is­sues with my voice. It would go for a cou­ple of days and then come back, then go again, then come back.

“Then one week­end in June I lost my voice and it never came back to nor­mal. I left it a cou­ple of weeks, then went to see my GP.”

Mr Ap­ple­ton even­tu­ally had an op­er­a­tion to ad­dress the prob­lem, which has re­stored his voice to nor­mal.

Eileen Daniel, the hos­pi­tal’s speech and lan­guage ther­apy manager said: “The day has helped us raise aware­ness of the dif­fer­ent types of voice prob­lems that can oc­cur and the signs to look out for.”

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