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Community Stroke Team

Community Stroke Service

Speech and Language Therapy team

If you, or a relative of yours, have communication and / or swallowing difficulties resulting from surviving a stroke, then you may be referred to the Community Stroke Service (CSS).

The speech and language therapy team that works as part of the CSS provides specialist rehabilitation within the person’s home environment. They advise and support people with communication and / or swallowing difficulties resulting from a stroke providing there has been a confirmed diagnosis of stroke within the last year.

Following a period of assessment, therapy plans are agreed with the person and their families. This plan will include how often the therapy sessions will happen and the kind of work / activities that people are advised to do between sessions.

The team can work more intensively, for up to six weeks, with people who have been discharged from an acute hospital as part of an Early Supported Discharge (ESD).

Useful links:

Wye Valley Trust Community Stroke Service
The Stroke Association


Speech and Language Therapy Services
Speech and Language Therapy Department
Vaughan Building
Ruckhall Lane

Tel: 344344 or 363975 

Speech and Language Therapy
Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital

Tel: 01432 355444 ext 5155

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