Eaglestone View - Buckinghamshire

Chadwick DriveOff Saxon StreetEaglestoneMilton KeynesBuckinghamshireMK6 5LS

Tel.01908 593 000

Fax.01908 608 811

Eaglestone View - Buckinghamshire

Eaglestone View is a 41-bed low secure hospital for patients aged 18+, which specialises in patients with multiple needs who require a setting that provides physical and psychological security.

We care for patients with complex and enduring mental illness who need low security to achieve stability in order to benefit from multidisciplinary interventions, helping them move on to community settings whenever possible.

Our patients are among the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive, therapeutic interventions delivered in a healing environment, that encourages self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment.

The mental health issues they face include:

  • Severe personality disorder
  • Forensic addictions
  • Dual diagnosis of mental illness/personality disorder and either mild or moderate learning disability
  • Histories of abuse
  • Self harm and para-suicidal behaviours
  • Low self-esteem
  • Interpersonal difficulties
  • Verbal and physical aggression
  • Other complex clinical and social needs

In addition, we offer tailored care to those patients who present with a dual diagnosis of mental illness/personality disorder and either mild or moderate learning disability.

Environment and facilities

Eaglestone View is purpose built and offers patients an extremely high standard of accommodation in four wards with single en-suite rooms. 

General facilities include:

  • 41 low secure beds for male and female patients
  • Small wards size (10/11 beds, single sex)
  • Excellent standard of en-suite accommodation
  • Well maintained gardens
  • Multisensory room
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Occupational therapy rooms and kitchens
  • Arts and craft studio with kiln
  • Sports therapy
  • Woodwork shop
  • Horticultural therapy

Our Services

Our Specialists

Dr Jonathan Shapero

Dr Jonathan Shapero

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Secure
The Priory Chadwick Lodge (staff)

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Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Referrals process

We accept referrals from a wide variety of public sector organisations throughout the UK, including special hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, courts, MSUs, SHA forensic lead commissioners, social services, NHS Mental Health Trusts, GPs, the police and others.

Our secure patients are aged 18 or over and are detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or have equivalent status. Our patients are made aware of hospital procedures, regulations and restrictions and should agree to abide by them via a written contract prior to admission.

We are able to accept emergency referrals (24/7). Urgent or out-of-hours appointments and admissions can be arranged immediately by telephoning the appropriate hospital.

We are also able to offer a National Rapid Transfer and Advisory Service (NRTS) for remand and convicted prisoners who are in need of urgent admission, assessment and treatment for mental disorder in condition of low or medium security. This service is cost free.

Each referral is assessed on an individual basis in a speedy manner and consideration is then given as how to best manage the particular patient's needs.

For further information, please contact the Admissions office on 01908 593 009 or e-mail: eaglestoneview@priorygroup.com

The Admissions Office then passes the patient's details on to the appropriate consultant psychiatrist.

Admissions criteria

  • Male and female patients aged 18+
  • Diagnosis of personality disorder and / or mental illness
  • Histories of abuse
  • Complex clinical and social needs
  • Forensic addictions
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983)

Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored by the independent regulator (the Care Quality Commission) and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework.

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Treatment and care

The hospital's consultant-led, highly specialist multidisciplinary team has a wealth of clinical and research experience and offers a collaborative therapeutic approach to rehabilitation through specific evidence-based treatments tailored to individual patient needs.

We provide:

  • Treatment and slow stream rehabilitation for patients with mental illness and personality disorder, including those with a history of abuse and trauma, low self-esteem, interpersonal difficulties and substance misuse
  • Treatment for patients with personality disorder and / or dual diagnosis who have complex clinical and social needs or may have either a mild or moderate learning disability
  • Treatment for verbal and physical aggression, self-harm and parasuicidal behaviours of an intractable nature
  • Treatment for patients with complex and enduring mental illness who need low or enhanced low security to achieve stability, so that they can benefit from multi-disciplinary interventions
  • Active rehabilitation and treatment focus for women who may move on to community settings
  • Highly specialist multi-disciplinary clinical teams
  • Collaborative therapeutic programmes tailored to meet individual patient needs
  • HCR-20 and START risk management tools

Our specialist treatment programmes include:

Sex offender treatment

This is aimed at patients with a history of sex offending behaviour. It involves both individual and group work based on cognitive behavioural therapy, with a strong emphasis on relapse prevention and runs for up to three years.

Personality disorder programme

For patients presenting dissocial, narcissistic, paranoid or borderline personality disorders which would result in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible behaviour. The aim of the treatment programme is to address patient deficits to enable them to lead a more pro-social lifestyle for the future, as well as reducing their level of risk to themselves and others.

Care pathway

Eaglestone View forms part of the care pathway for Chadwick Lodge. We offer a comprehensive care progression plan for our patients which encourages a step down programme from medium to low secure and through to complex care and rehabilitation.

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