To assess, diagnose and treat adults referred with speech, language or swallowing disorders on an inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary basis (including telephone advice) and to support their families and carers.

The  speech and language therapy service provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment for adults with  acquired communication, voice, fluency and swallowing disorders.

Patients are seen on an inpatient, outpatient and domiciliary basis. Telephone advice and support to  families and carers are also provided.

Home visits are available for patients where it is helpful to see them in their own homes - eg, swallowing assessments at meal times or if the patient is unable to travel.

Referrals may be due to a wide range of medical diagnoses, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, dementia and some ear, nose and throat (ENT) conditions. The service offers an open referral system, although patients with voice disorders require an ENT assessment prior to a speech and language therapy referral. For referrals, e-mail adult speech and language by clicking here.

Speech and language therapy services are provided at the following venues:

  • North Cambridgeshire Hospital, Wisbech
  • Doddington Hospital
  • Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely
  • Brookfields Hospital, Cambridge
  • Chesterton Medical Centre, Cambridge
  • Fulbourn Hospital, Cambridge
  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon
  • City Care Centre Peterborough
  • Peterborough City Hospital


Cambridgeshire (excluding Peterborough)

T  0330 726 0077


T 0330 726 0077

Please note: We are unable to offer a service for developmental disorders of communication or swallowing including those resulting from hearing impairment,dyslexia, autistic spectrum disorders or a learning disability.

The page was last updated on 26 October 2020 by andrea.bateman.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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