Speech and Language Therapy (SLT)

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.

Our community teams are based at

Centenary House
Avenue House
1A The Avenue
East Sussex, BN21 3XY

0300 131 4541

Speech and Language Therapy - Centenary House team

Irvine Unit
Bexhill Hospital
Holliers Hill
East Sussex, TN40 2DZ

0300 131 4419 / 0300 131 4415

Speech and Language Therapy - Bexhill Irvine Unit team

Our head and neck cancer teams are based at

Conquest Hospital
Eastbourne DGH

Speech and Language Therapy - Head and Neck team

0300 131 5016

0300 131 4670