Hospital’s vocal support
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.”