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East Cheshire Adult Speech and Language Therapy Services

What do we do?

We provide assessment, management and advice to adults and/or their carers regarding speech, language, fluency, voice and communication disorders as well as eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties.

Once a referral is accepted an appointment is made for full assessment by a Speech and Language Therapist as soon as possible. Following assessment your Speech and Language Therapist will advise on the best course of management. This may include:

A course of therapy (individual/group)

Advice and recommendations

Further assessments which may include:

Videofluoroscopy (x-ray of the swallow), FEES (fibreoptic endoscopic evaluation of the swallow)

Liaison with other services

Training for carers/other professionals/ nursing home staff

Regular reviews

Advice on strategies to help.

We are also committed to the training of student Speech and Language Therapists and offer regular placements.

Who do we see?

We provide a service to adults, within the East Cheshire NHS Trust who may have:


Neurological impairment – such as Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Huntington’s Disease.

Swallowing disorders associated with Dementia

Cancer of the head, neck, throat

Voice disorders


COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

Critical Care including tracheostomy

How to refer: 

We accept referrals by fax or letter (unfortunately we are unable to accept verbal referrals). In hospital, referrals are sent directly from the ward staff. In community, referrals can be made by GP, consultant and other healthcare professional. Nursing homes have a standard form to fax directly to the booking team. Self referrals can be accepted in some cases.

Where do we work?

East Cheshire NHS Trust covers a large geographical area spanning from Macclesfield to Congleton, Knutsford, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Handforth and Disley.

We provide an inpatient service on the wards at the Macclesfield District General Hospital. We also have out patient clinics and visit people at home, residential/nursing homes, East Cheshire Hospice and the community hospital at Congleton.

We are based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, on the ground floor next to Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

How to contact us

Adult Speech and Language Therapy team

Macclesfield District General Hospital

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL


Telephone: 01625 661885 (community team)

       01625 661875 (community team bookings)

       01625 661067 (inpatients and voice)

Fax: 01625 661482 (community team bookings)

       01625 661555 (inpatients and voice)

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