Brookfield Clinic

Clinic reception telephone no.: +353 (0)21 490 1579

Welcome to the Brookfield Speech and Language Therapy Clinic.  This clinic was established jointly by the HSE –Southern Area and University College Cork in 2005. We provide Speech and Language Therapy to children living in the catchment area of UCC and children of students and staff of UCC (who are not receiving a service elsewhere). We provide a limited service to adults in this catchment area.  Our dual aims are to provide effective therapy for our clients and to provide education for Speech and Language Therapists-in-training.  

At our clinic, therapy is provided by Speech and Language Therapists-in-training under the supervision of Senior Speech and Language Therapists and staff from the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences. 

To become a qualified SLT, the student must learn a great deal of specialised knowledge during an intense four-year degree programme. The students must also learn therapeutic skills, so that they can help their clients effectively. To ensure that our clients get the best possible help, the supervising therapists and the staff in this department observe how students perform in the clinic. We use ‘observation rooms’ and videoing for this purpose. We see the students in action and give them feedback on their performance. The supervising therapist also spends some time in the clinic room with the clients.

Referring Clients to the Brookfield SLT Clinic

 

The referral process used by the South Lee Speech and Language Therapy Department is followed in most cases.

In the case of children of UCC staff members or students the following procedure is followed:

Referrals from parents or other health care professionals can be accepted over the phone (Clinic Reception: 021- 4901579). A referral form must be filled in.Referrals may be deemed inappropriate if the client attends a specialist service, is in receipt of services elsewhere or is not an appropriate referral to a generalist service.Teachers need to obtain parental consent and complete a preschool/school referral form.Referral forms are sent to the secretary in City General for processing and are allocated a file number by the secretary.  At this time a pre-assessment form is sent by the secretary to the parents of children to be completed and returned.  Address: SLT Department, City General, Infirmary rd., Cork  Phone: 021- 4901579.On receipt of the pre-assessment (blue form) it is to be checked by the clinic administrator.  If it states that a speech and language therapist and/or psychologist or other relevant health professional has previously seen the child, and parents have given their consent, then that professional’s report is to be requested.

 

In the case of UCC staff members that wish to refer themselves as adult clients, the query is brought to the attention of the Practice Education Coordinator and the lecturing staff in the department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and dealt with on a case by case basis.

Clinic reception telephone no.: +353 (0)21 490 1579 

The Brookfield Clinic is situated in the Brookfield Health Science Complex, University College Cork.  It is beside the Brookfield Holiday Village.

 

BY CAR OR ON FOOT

The Brookfield Health Science Complex is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from the main campus of U.C.C. (see map overleaf).  From Washington Street travel straight down Lancaster Quay until you turn off on your left for Donovan’s Road.  At the top of Donovan’s Road turn right onto College Road.  Travel straight down College Road passing the U.C.C. main campus and the Bons Secours Hospital on your right.  Brookfield Health Complex is on your right hand side beside the Brookfield Holiday Village.

 

BY BUS

From the City Centre board a No. 5 (marked ‘Rossa Avenue’).  Ask to get off at Brookfield, College Road.

 

PARKING AND ACCESS

When you enter the main gates, take the first right hand turn.  Follow the signs to the main entrance.  There are a limited number of parking spaces available for visitors at the complex.  These spaces are situated in the undercroft of the building.  There are two designated Clinic Spaces available in the undercroft car park. If you park in one of these clinic spaces please display your parking permit which was posted to you with your appointment letter. These are also available from the Clinic Reception or your therapist. There is a Pay & Display system in operation for all spaces.  The fee is €2 per hour. In the undercroft there is one space reserved for people with wheelchairs.  In front of the main entrance there are another two spaces reserved for people in wheelchairs.  The main entrance is accessed by steps or a lift situated to the left of the steps. (next to Banklink).  All clients must report to reception.  Please remember to bring your appointment card.

 

WHERE IS THE CLINIC RECEPTION ?

Go up the Main steps then enter the building through the Main Entrance, turn left & pass the main security desk then turn left & left again to get to the Clinic Reception. (Ask at the security desk if you are unsure).

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