Eating and Drinking Assessment Team

At Dame Hannahs we believe everyone has the right to enjoy mealtimes in a safe, sociable and relaxed manner. The Dame Hannahs eating and drinking assessment team is led by speech and language therapists who have specialist dysphagia training. The team also incorporates nurses, physio and occupational therapists. We provide assessments, therapy, training and written guidelines to ensure our young people are supported to achieve their potential at mealtimes, building on skills, whilst reducing the risk of choking or aspiration.

We support residents, families and staff and our ethos is demonstrated through the services we offer, including;

  • Specific feeding training for all staff who support at mealtimes.
  • Multi-disciplinary assessments include positioning and specialist equipment.
  • Specialist training for staff to enable them to support mealtimes, oral hygiene and facial oral tract therapy.
  • We provide specialist reports and guidelines to enable our young people to be safe and enjoy mealtimes. Mealtime information sheets for those who require them are provided.


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