Our Service provides specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment to adults in East Sussex with acquired communication, voice and swallowing difficulties.
Why would I be referred to Speech and Language Therapy?
You may be referred to us if you or someone looking after you feel there is a new or recent difficulty with swallowing food or drink, or talking.
Community Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Adult referral excludes:
- Mental health – where mental health is the primary diagnosis
- Learning Disability
- Congenital disorders
- Developmental Dysfluency
- Communication intervention for those with a diagnosis of dementia
- Under 16s
For Dysphagia – the team accept referrals from any trained healthcare professional (e.g GP, nurse, dietitian).
For communication – the team accept referrals from everyone including self-referrals.
If you have recently attended Dysphagia Awareness and Mouth Care Matters training please complete the evaluation form below:
Dysphagia Awareness and Mouth Care Matters Training feedback
Please complete the form below if you have been asked to by our team:
Referral to our community services is via:
- GP, nurse or other health professional
- We are not able to provide therapy for communication difficulties related to Dysfluency and Dementia within the community services. If patients require input for this, they can contact the Association of Speech and Language Therapist in Independent Practice (ASLTIP) website at helpwithtalking.com to find a Speech and Language Therapist who can help.
Our Hospital/Head and Neck Cancer teams are based at
0300 131 5016
0300 131 4670