Priory Hospital East Midlands

Priory Hospital East Midlands

Priory Hospital East MidlandsMansfield Road AnnesleyNottinghamshireNG15 OAR

Tel.01623 727 900


Priory Hospital East Midlands

Priory Hospital East Midlands is a low secure and locked recovery and rehabilitation service for women aged 18 years or older with a primary condition of mental illness and personality disorder. We work with women who are stepping down from secure services, or stepping up from community or other inpatient rehabilitation care.

On 10th September, a new psychiatric intensive care (PICU) service at Priory Hospital East Midlands in Nottinghamshire will open, supporting females aged 18 and over in need of emergency support. Contact 01623 727 900 for more information.

Our High Dependency Unit supports patients who are of high risk to themselves and need more intensive care than is required in a standard inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Priory Hospital East Midlands is comprised of:

  • Durham ward - a low secure continuing care ward for women
  • Cambridge ward - a high dependency ward for women
  • Oxford ward - a community facing inpatient rehabilitation ward for women

Our approach

Patients are offered a wide range of vocational and educational opportunities at this hospital and a varied timetable which includes their choice of therapeutic and meaningful activities to suit individual needs and interests.

The occupational therapy programmes focus on promoting independence in the community and the development of day-to-day living skills.

This includes:

  • Individual cooking practice
  • Budgeting
  • Creative writing
  • Breakfast club
  • Social club
  • Hobbies
  • Occupational therapy drop-in group for patients who may wish to discuss any issues with their allocated occupational therapist
  • Community dog walking
  • Vocational card craft
  • Relaxation
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Healthy living
  • Vocational knitting

Our team

Therapy and care is centred on the recovery model. Care Plans form the basis for the patient's subsequent care in the community and this is led by:

  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nursing team
  • Social workers
  • Speech and language therapist

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Who is the service for?

  • Women aged 18 or over
  • Those with primary condition of mental illness and/or personality disorder
  • Women with a comorbid diagnosis may include those above and mild/borderline intellectual disability
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
  • Those presenting with complex and challenging behaviours relating to complex mental health disorders
  • Patients may have history of offending or self-harming behaviours
  • Those who have often had a history of failed or difficult placement and would benefit from a period of rehabilitation in a patient-centred, recovery-focused environment
  • Those requiring a bespoke treatment pathway
  • Patients that present with treatment-resistant mental health disorders
  • Those who require rehabilitation to acquire skills for independent or supported living in the community

More Info

We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place, is as important as the therapy itself. Priory Hospital East Midlands provides:

  • On-site gym including fitness equipment
  • Library
  • Computer room
  • Salon
  • Gardens within secure grounds
  • Tennis court
  • Rehabilitation kitchens on and off the wards
  • Multi-functional rooms for arts and crafts
  • Two therapy rooms
  • Access to the community in local small towns with a good bus link

Location Details