We provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment of adults in East Sussex with acquired communication, voice and swallowing difficulties.
You may be referred to speech and language therapy if you have difficulties with communication or swallowing.
You might be seen in a community clinic, hospital, your own home, nursing or residential home. Speech and language therapists (SLTs) are allied health professionals; we work alongside families, carers and other professionals, such as nurses, occupational therapists and doctors to support individuals. Depending on the nature of the communication or swallow difficulty we aim to treat, help manage or adjust, and provide advice to patients and their families or carers.
Our caseload has a range of long-term conditions including degenerative diseases (such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and motor neurone disease), those experiencing acute illnesses which may exacerbate communication or swallow difficulties such as COPD or infections, or those undergoing treatment or rehabilitation for head and neck cancers.
Please see our referral page for details how to make a referral.
We are unable to see patients who have lifelong conditions such as learning disabilities, dysfluency or those with communication difficulties secondary to hearing impairments; there are specialist services available to support these clients.