The Priory Hospital Middleton St George

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George, close to Darlington, provides specialist inpatient care for adults with mental health needs who present with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, in a safe and supportive environment.  

Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways allowing patients to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs, enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community, and maximising life opportunities.

The hospital has 72 en-suite beds, across five wards:

  • Hazelwood & Oak – Female Personality Disorder service providing a fully comprehensive DBT treatment model
  • Dalton – Female Rehabilitation and Recovery service for women with complex mental health needs
  • Linden – Male Rehabilitation and Recovery service for men with complex mental health needs
  • Thoburn – 24/7 Acute Mental Health Admission and Treatment service for males and females

Off site, but still within easy access of the main hospital, is a step down community house called Station Road. This provides a service for three male patients, who have moved through the appropriate care pathway to a supported living environment.

The Priory Hospital Middleton St George also provides a specialist detoxification service.

Multidisciplinary teams work in collaboration with patients and commissioners to deliver individual treatment programmes and adaptable care pathways to allow individuals to progress towards a less restrictive environment and to independent living. Our patients can be amongst the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive therapeutic interventions that encourage self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment. We offer services for those with a wide range of mental health issues which may include:

  • Personality disorder with complex treatment and risk management needs, including factors such as co-morbid mental illness, self-harm or substance misuse
  • Mental illness and complex needs
  • Primary diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • Forensic history, including violence or abuse
  • Substance abuse history which requires an inpatient stay

Our Services

Our Specialists

The Priory boasts a diverse team of practitioners. Committed to providing the best treatment to each and every one of our patients, they pride themselves on placing patients at the heart of the treatment journey. This approach ensures that you are allocated to the best expert for your needs and benefit from a truly bespoke treatment programme.

For detailed biographies on individual experts, including their backgrounds, specialisms and qualifications: Please click here to view our specialists

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

We are able to accept emergency referrals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Urgent or out-of-hours appointments and admissions can be arranged immediately by telephoning the hospital directly. For further information please contact the Business Development Manager on 01325 331 935 during office hours. Out of hours please call the ward directly on 01325 331 908.

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.

For further information or to make a referral, please contact our Business Development Manager, Loraine Mason, via email: or on 01325 333 192.

Our service users are made aware of hospital procedures, regulations and restrictions and should agree to abide by them via a written contract prior to admission.

More Info

Environment and facilities on-site

  • Significant off-ward spacious, relaxing and pleasant grounds
  • Occupational therapy suite
  • Fully equipped central gymnasium
  • Education and IT rooms – fully registered ASDAN (Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network) centre
  • Astroturf football pitch
  • Service user cafe
  • Rehabilitation kitchens
  • Multi-faith room
  • Access to a GP service

Location Details