Hertfordshire Community Health Services

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We have an open referral system which means that parents as well as other professionals can make referrals directly to us via our administration centres:

For North & East Hertfordshire:
Children’s Speech & Language Therapy Administration
Sele Lodge
Hertford County Hospital
North Road
Hertford SG14 1LP

Telephone: 01992 823084
Email: SLTAdmin@hchs.nhs.uk
word Referral form for North & East Hertfordshire

For West Hertfordshire:
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Administration
Peace Children’s Centre
Peace Prospect
Watford
WD17 3EW

Telephone: 01923 470640/1
word Referral form for West Hertfordshire

West Essex:
Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Administration
Speech and Language Therapy
St Margaret’s Hospital
The Plain
Essex
CM16 6TN

Telephone: 01279 827620
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All referrals made by professionals should be discussed with the child’s parent and agreement given. If a referral is made for a child with eating and drinking difficulties this needs to be signed by a member of the child's multi-disciplinary team, e.g. GP, Health Visitor, Dietician. Children who are experiencing voice difficulties will require ENT assessment prior to referral to the Speech and Language Therapy Service. 

The Children’s Speech & Language Therapy Service will accept referrals made using the service’s own referral form, the Single Service Request (SSR) form or the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) form. Schools should discuss any concerns they may have with the link Speech & Language Therapist prior to submitting a referral. Some children will be able to be supported within their school without requiring referral to the Speech & Language Therapy Service utilising the skilled workforce of school staff.

Guidelines for referral to the Speech & Language Therapy service have been sent to GPs, Health Visitors and schools and are also available here.

word Referral Guidelines

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Unit 1a Howard Court, 14 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1BW, T. 01707 388000 F. 01707 321840