Priory Hospital High Wycombe

309 Cressex RoadHigh WycombeHP12 4QF

Tel.01494 476 500


Priory Hospital High Wycombe

Priory Hospital High Wycombe is a detached, purpose-built learning disabilities unit, offering comprehensive Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in a forensic low secure setting for adolescents with learning disability or Autism in a safe and secure environment.

Set within its own private grounds in a quiet, residential area, High Wycombe is a 12-bedded facility that delivers expert, multidisciplinary treatment for young people. All services are delivered in partnership with the NHS and structured cost frameworks are provided for commissioners and referring healthcare professionals.

Dedicated, multidisciplinary CAMHS LD and Autism support at High Wycombe

Our comprehensive CAMHS LD offering at High Wycombe serves as an expansion of the services that we provide at Ellingham Hospital, and is suitable for:

  • Male and female patients aged between 13 and 17 years
  • Those who have diagnoses of learning disabilities or Autism and a concurrent mental illness requiring detention in a low secure setting.

The CAMHS LD offering at High Wycombe aims to provide the young people in our care with:

  • Expert, individualised care in a safe, secure and highly supportive setting
  • The ability for patients to transition between services as appropriate
  • Clear, effective treatment pathways
  • A Care Programme Approach (CPA) that fully involves the patient and their families/carers
  • Strong links with educational and community agencies, enabling patients to maximise their life opportunities
  • Outcome-driven and evidence-based interventions and care plans, flexible to individuals’ needs
  • Access to a wide range of psychological therapies
  • Highly skilled multidisciplinary team
  • High staffing ratios

Close collaboration with referrers and commissioners with a multi-agency approach to help transition out of the service.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Referrals and admissions

We accept referrals via NHS England referral pathways from a wide variety of public sector organisations throughout the UK, including:

  • Psychiatric hospitals
  • Medium secure units (MSUs)
  • Strategic health authority (SHA) forensic lead commissioners
  • NHS Mental Health Trusts

All referral will be considered and feedback offered. We may also consider an assessment by our MDT staff to consider the referral further when appropriate. All admissions will be planned and we do not offer urgent out of hours service.

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Our outcomes

These are just some of the key outcomes that the hospital focuses on:

  • Moving patients onto a lower level of security when they are ready to move on, supported by the service's care pathways, promoting least restrictive practice
  • Re-integration of patients into the community through a supportive and recovery-based model of care
  • Working in partnership with patients, carers and commissioners to actively manage length of stay and progress from the unit

A highly supportive and therapeutic environment

The recently refurbished grounds and facilities that we offer at High Wycombe have been specifically designed to provide a supportive and safe environment for our young patients. Our predominantly single-storey building comprises:

  • Single-occupancy, en-suite bedrooms
  • Facilities for  male and female patients
  • Anti-ligature features
  • Well-equipped, communal lounges
  • Communal dining room
  • Family room
  • Multi Faith room
  • Quiet room
  • Sensory room
  • De- stimulation room
  • Private landscaped gardens
  • On site Education

Onsite catering for individuals with specific dietary needs.

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