Speech and Language Therapy Service

The Adult Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) team assess, diagnose and treat people (aged 18+) with complex swallowing and communication disorders in in a community setting.

Our aim is to provide assessment, diagnosis and management of these disorders in the community setting.

Our service is for people over 18 who live in or are registered with a GP in Trafford.

Patients may present with concerns around swallowing function (Dysphagia) and /or communication difficulties. These difficulties may arise as a result of varied diagnoses including Stroke, Dementia, Progressive Neurological Conditions, Respiratory Disease and Head and Neck Cancers.

The service provides assessment, diagnosis and management of these disorders in the community setting. This includes clinic appointments, visits to own home, and nursing or residential care homes.

Education, training and support are an important aspect of our intervention alongside direct therapy.

Contact information

Trafford General Hospital
Moorside Rd
Davyhulme
M41 5SL

Phone: 0300 323 0303

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Parking Available.

Patients can self-refer for communication problems but a medical referral is required for dysphagia, either from GP, consultant or SLT colleague transfer.

Service Information

Patients may present with concerns around Dysphagia and or communication difficulties.

How to refer

Referrals via Trafford Single Point of Access (SPOA)

  • Tel: 0300 323 0303
  • Email:¬†tspoa1@nhs.net
  • Mail referrals via SPOA, Meadway Health Centre, Sale M33 4PS

General enquiries about referrals can be made to the team from professionals via 0161 549 6753.

Information last reviewed: July 2023

Page last reviewed: February 2024
Next review due: February 2025