Our speech and language therapy service for adults provides a range of support if you are suffering from speech, language, voice and/or swallowing problems which may have developed following a stroke, dementia, MS or cancer for example.

We have special services to help if you have a stammer. Our speech and language therapy team can help you to increase your confidence in speaking, help with your fluency and also give you targeted help on specific speaking situations which you may struggle with.

We also offer a service to adults with a learning disability who have problems with their speech, language and/or swallowing problems associated with learning difficulties.

If your child needs speech and language therapy please click here (link through to speech and language therapy for children)


Our speech and language therapists can see you in a number of locations including outpatient clinics in our general and community hospitals, nursing and residential homes and in your own home.  We will carry out an assessment with you and develop a tailored programme of support and therapy.

The stammering service offers individual and group sessions as well as providing information on other types of help available.


If you live in North Tyneside you can be referred into the service by your GP or by another health professional or you can contact the service yourself by email, phone, text or letter. Let us know your name, age and how we can contact you to arrange an appointment.

North Tyneside- adults

Department of speech and language therapy (acute services and voice / ENT outpatients)

North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane 

North Shields

NE29 8NH

Tel: 0191 293 2712


Department of speech and language therapy (community services)
Wallsend Health Centre
The Green
NE28 7PD

Tel: 0191 295 2731

Northumberland - adults

Department of speech and language therapy (acute services)
Wansbeck General Hospital
Woodhorn Ln
NE63 9JJ

Tel: 01670 529 748 (Bleep 3125)

Fax: 01670 526 164

Department of speech and language therapy (community services)
Morpeth NHS Centre
The Mount
Haggs Field
NE61 1JX

Tel: 01670 500 949

Department of Speech and Language Therapy (acute and community services)
Hexham General Hospital
Corbridge Road
NE46 1QJ

Tel: 01434 655 084
Fax: 01434 655 324

North Tyneside - adults with a learning disability

Oxford Centre
West Farm Avenue
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE12 8LT

Tel: 0191 643 7885

Useful links

Connect - the Communication Disability Network 


The Stroke Association

MND Society

MS Society 

Parkinson’s Disease Society

British Stammering Association