Strokes: Speech Therapy

Department of Health written question – answered at on 31 January 2017.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many stroke patients were offered speech therapy (a) nationally and (b) in Worcestershire in 2016.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Stroke Sentinel Audit Programme (SSNAP) collects data on the rehabilitation that patients get in hospital and when they are discharged in to the community, including on speech and language therapy (SALT).

The following data is taken from SSNAP.

Nationally, during the 11 months from January 2016 to November 2016, 74,488 patients were hospitalised with stroke; of these 37,207 received input from SALT (49.9%).

For South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), 310 patients were admitted with 105 receiving SALT (34%). For Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, 171 patients were admitted with 58 receiving SALT (34%). For Wyre Forest CCG, 122 patients were admitted with 45 receiving SALT (37%).

This data is available on the SSNAP website at:

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