Hazelwood and Oak Wards

The Hazelwood and Oak units at Priory Hospital Middleton St George offer a locked specialist rehabilitation and recovery service for women with a diagnosis of Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. The hospital provides a campus style complex in spacious grounds, just outside of Darlington, with modern facilities and recreational spaces.

Admissions criteria

  • Females aged 18 and above
  • Formally detained under the MHA 1983
  • Formal diagnosis of Personality Disorder as classified by DSM IV (or ICD 10) or those patients presenting with personality traits who do not attract a full diagnosis of Personality Disorder
  • Co-morbidity with other disorders such as mood disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and/or substance misuse
  • A history of trauma/abuse
  • History of and potentially continuing substance misuse problems
  • A high incidence of risk to self such as self harm and/or suicide intent
  • May have previous involvement in the Criminal Justice System or currently detained in prison
  • Multiple (revolving door) crisis admissions to local acute services or protracted lengths of stay within local acute services (potentially lasting months or years)

This specialist service is designed to specifically address the complex needs of people with Personality Disorders and provides a recovery focused programme. A non-restrictive, positive risk-taking approach is followed in the delivery of care on Hazelwood and Oak, with patients being supported in practicing, strengthening and generating coping strategies and skills learnt during their stay at the Hospital.

To discuss treatment options and find out how we can support you, please contact a member of our team on 0800 840 3219. Alternatively, click here to email your enquiry.