Kat Day (South), Sare Finney (West) and Becs Mynett (North) all work in the Adult Learning Disability Speech and Language Therapy Team. They work across Norfolk to support patients with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties, and in this episode you can hear how creative they need to be sometimes to keep the patient safe while still allowing them to enjoy food.
Swallowing Awareness Day (15th March 2023)
Swallowing Awareness Day (SAD) occurs on March 15th, taking place during the NHS Nutrition and Hydration Week from March 14th to 20th. Humans swallow between 500 to 700 times a day! SAD is an opportunity to talk about the impact of living with eating, drinking, and swallowing difficulties - issues with sucking, chewing, eating, controlling saliva, taking medication, protecting lungs from food, and drink going the wrong way.