Our speech and language therapy service for adults provides a range of support if you have communication and/or swallowing problems. These can develop due to conditions such as strokes, Parkinson’s, cancer and dementia. We also have specialist services to help if you have a stammer and if you have a learning disability.

Adult Speech and Language Therapy Referral Form

If your child needs speech and language therapy please click here.

Your care

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.

If you have a query about a patient staying at one of our hospitals please contact the ward directly.


You can be referred to the service by your GP or by another health professional or you can contact the service yourself using the contact details below;

Community services  in North Tyneside

Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Community Services, Wallsend Health Centre, The Green, Wallsend, NE28 7PD

Tel: 0191 2952790​​​​​​​


Department of Speech and Language Therapy, Community Services, Blyth Community Hospital, Thoroton street, Blyth, NE24 1DX

Tel: 01670 396434

Hospital services

If you are a patient in one of our hospitals you or a family member can contact the service by calling 0191 293 2712 or email acuteSLT@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

Learning disability services

If you have a learning disability our community learning disability service maybe able to help. See contact details below.


Online Consultation

Where appropriate you may be asked to attend a consultation online via a video call.

Rather than travelling to your appointment, you go into the clinic’s online ‘waiting area’. We will be notified when you arrive and your clinician will join you when ready

You don’t need to set up an account and no information you enter is stored.

If you have been given an online appointment please click on the following link to start the consultation at your appointment time – online consultation

Related services

Community learning disabilty service 

North Tyneside learning disability service
Tel: 0191 643 2487 
Email: cldt.nt@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk

Northumberland learning disability service
You can contact the service via Onecall: 01670 536 400 (ask to speak to the service)
Email: SLTadultlearningdisability@northumbria-healthcare.nhs.uk