The Priory Cloisters, Newbury

Monks LaneNewburyBerkshireRG14 7RN

Tel.01635 277 230

Fax.01635 277 235

The Priory Cloisters, Newbury

The Cloisters is a 24 bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The unit offers inpatient rehabilitation to West Berkshire service users who have mental health problems and require rehabilitation to support them in increasing their recovery pathway and independence.

There are 4 female and 20 male beds, with 8 of the male beds suitable for older adults. We aim to provide a service that enables and encourages service users to self-care and equip them with the skills they need to live more independently in the community. We believe that our service users will be able to develop strategies to manage their symptoms, care and treatment, move to the least restrictive environments and require less intensive support.

The Cloisters offers a full multidisciplinary approach including:

  • A resident consultant
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychiatry
  • Full time clinical nurse specialist

The service also includes regular advocate support, art therapy sessions, psychical healthcare assessments and nutrition and cooking courses on site.

Service users have access to modern en-suite bedrooms, a peaceful garden and relaxing therapeutic areas. Our service users can access the local area independently on a regular basis to complete their therapeutic programme which can include:

  • Attending the local college
  • Access to the local gym
  • Attending the local leisure centre plus much more

Increasingly, links are being established with services, charities, businesses and churches to ensure good reintegration into the community prior to discharge.

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Inclusion Criteria

The following service user profiles may be suitable for admission. Each service user will be assessed to identify whether the service can best suit their needs and support them with their recovery goals. The service is non-discriminatory and works towards finding the best solutions for meeting individual needs.

  • Service user suffers from severe and enduring mental health conditions who require rehabilitation
  • Service user has a current low level risk of harm to themselves or others
  • Service user has had frequent or long-term inpatient care
  • Service user requires detention under the Mental Health Act
  • Service user has historically displayed disturbed behaviour potentially leading to episodes of assault, self-harm or other significant high risk activities
  • Service user has additional complex issues such as personality difficulties, forensic histories, mild cognitive disability or substance misuse

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust

The hospital was commissioned by West Berkshire FT who oversee the governance and performance of the service as well as operating as our gate-keeper. This means that Berkshire utilise the beds for their service users who require a period of rehabilitation in hospital in this area. They are also able to admit service users from out of area if deemed suitable.

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