Adult speech and language therapy (SALT)

Our adults’ speech and language therapy (SALT) service is provided to people with acquired disorders of speech, language, communication and/or swallowing, and is available to all people aged 18 and over. These may be the result of a number of medical disorders including stroke, neurological disability, head injury or cancer.

We provide assessment, diagnosis, therapy and practical advice to ensure adults with speech, language, communication and/or swallowing difficulties and their family and carers are able to live and work to the best of their ability.

We work in:

  • hospital wards
  • outpatient departments
  • clients’ homes
  • community hospitals
  • hospice

Clients with a learning disability in this area are covered by the learning disability (LD) speech and language therapy (SALT) team based at South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT).

Patient information

Contact our service in Basildon, Brentwood and Thurrock

Speech and language department
Brentwood Community Hospital
CM15 8DR

Tel: 01268 592399
Fax: 01268 592386
Opening times: 8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Referrals will be accepted by faxing or posting a referral form completed by a qualified professional who is a member of the multidisciplinary team involved with the patient. Please refer to the For clinicians page for more information.