Speech and Language Therapist Hawkes Bay ICU, Napier, NZ
Bridget has been practicing as a Speech and Language at Hawkes Bay District Health Board for nearly 3 years. Prior to this she worked at Waitemata District Health Board. Her role as both an acute and rehabilitation therapist involves looking after patients with swallowing and/or communication disorders. She is competent in both the use of FEES (Flexible Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) and VFSS (Video Flouroscopic Evaluation of Swallowing) to objectively assess swallowing function and safety and guide management. More recently she has worked in a critical care setting and has enjoyed working as part of a MDT.