Clinics & services

Speech and Language Therapy - Adult Services

  • Description

    Therapy for adults with speech, language and communication issues. For children's services please see under children's speech and language therapy.

  • Patient types/symptoms

    Adults with a range of speech, language, voice, communication and swallowing disorders e.g. those following stroke, progressive neurological problems, head and neck cancer or the elderly.

    Additionally in North Tyneside services are provided to adults with congenital neurological disorders, dementia and to those who stammer.

  • Location

    Full range of community settings including clinics, homes, nursing homes, community hospitals and community bases. Acute hospital services including inpatient and outpatient services at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals.

  • Opening Times

    Monday - Friday 8.30 - 5.30pm

Referral Information

North Tyneside:

Fax referral to 0191 2952702. Outpatient voice/ ENT referrals need ENT consultant opinion first - referral to be sent to Speech Language Therapy department at North Tyneside General Hospital or faxed to 0191 2932712.

Northumberland:

See individual referral forms for each locality/hospital base contact information, or call:

Alnwick Infirmary 01665 626717

Berwick Infirmary 01289 356644

Morpeth Cottage Hospital 01670 395610

Blyth Community Hospital 01670 396434

Hexham General Hospital 01434 655084