Priory Group to open specialist service in Aberdare

The Priory Group of Companies is investing in its specialist services in South Wales with the opening of the Priory Hospital Aberdare.

Based in a totally refurbished property in Aberaman, close to Aberdare, the hospital will provide care for up to ten individuals with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder or a learning disability, who may also have associated mental health issues.

Service users from Newhouse Independent Hospital in St Fagan's, Cardiff will relocate to the new hospital, which has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the group. A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will care for the service users and support them to maintain links with family and friends and participate in a range of ongoing activities.

Individuals will have the opportunity to participate in tailored education programmes and will be assisted to access relevant community-based learning opportunities and work placements.

The Priory Hospital Aberdare is expected to open in March and local residents are invited to book an appointment at an information clinic designed to allay any concerns about the new facility and help build a positive and supportive relationship with the community.

The clinic is being held on 4th December at Priory Hospital Aberdare and appointments can be booked by calling Paula Robins on 02920 807007 or

Gayle Walstow, Hospital Manager said: Over many years, the Priory Group has developed a range of specialist services that provide a person centred approach and addresses the individual's needs.  

"The opening of the Priory Hospital Aberdare will enable more people to benefit from our high-quality, specialist care. The service will utilise the latest principles of care for people with autism and learning disabilities offering innovative solutions to enable the most positive outcomes."