Treatments tailored to your needs

The Priory Hospital Altrincham

The Priory Hospital Altrincham is located in a beautifully appointed and tranquil part of Cheshire. With access to an on-site Doctor 24 hours a day, we ensure a safe and comfortable atmosphere at all times. Our senior consultant and therapist-led teams are also supported by 24 hour, expert nursing care. 

We are one of the UK’s leading centres for the treatment of depression, anxiety and addictions and we provide consultant and therapist-led treatments for 50 patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis.

The striking manor-style house which stands upon beautiful, landscaped grounds provides a peaceful and homely feel to the hospital, delivering the perfect environment for treatment.

What we treat - Acute mental health

Our staff team has the expertise and experience to treat most acute mental health conditions.  These include anxiety, depression, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive stateseating disorders and all major acute psychiatric illnesses. Treatment is provided on an inpatient, day care and outpatient basis.

For more information on our mental health treatment programme, please click here.

Please watch our short video for a brief overview of The Priory Hospital Altrincham.

Addiction treatment programme

This service specialises in addiction treatment and rehabilitation for substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol addictiondrug addiction (illegal drugs such as cocaine and cannabis, etc) and also prescription drugs, gambling addiction, sex and shopping addiction. All our therapists are accredited by the FDAP (Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals).

The inpatient addictions treatment programme includes:

For further information on our addiction treatment programme, please click here.

Adolescent Eating Disorders programme

The service offers treatment for male and female patients aged 12 to 18 who have a diagnosed or undiagnosed eating disorder including Anorexia Nervosabinge eating disorder, Bulimia Nervosa and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS), and also may have other co-morbid mental health issues, which seriously affect the young person and their families. For more information about out adolescent eating disorders treatment programme, please click here.

Free Addictions Assessment

The Priory is pleased to offer you a free confidential assessment for all addictions.

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Why choose the Priory Hospital Altrincham?

Why Choose The Priory Hospital Altrincham

Our treatment programmes are tailored to the specific needs of the individual, ensuring the best possible outcomes are achieved. We ensure our outpatient, inpatient and day care patients are provided with every resource they need to make a strong recovery and return to a positive way of life.

The environment we create for patients is as important as the treatment itself therefore we also provide:

  • Private, single occupancy bedrooms with en-suite facilities
  • Newly refurbished and relaxing living areas
  • A restaurant with catering to suit your dietary needs
  • Housekeeping
  • Communal outdoor seating areas
  • Easy access from the regional motorway network and Manchester Airport

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

Referrals to a consultant psychiatrist

The majority of referrals made to a Priory hospital are through a patient’s General Practitioner. A referral to a consultant psychiatrist can be made by telephone, in writing, via email or faxed to the hospital’s enquiries and admissions coordinator, who will then pass these details on to the relevant consultant.

Referrals are also welcomed from other areas of the NHS and the independent sector, in addition to GPs, consultant psychiatrists, specialist commissioners from CCGs, CAMHS, general psychiatry services, drug and alcohol services, psychotherapists, occupational health physicians and public sector organisations.

  • To make a referral, please contact the hospital’s enquiries and admissions coordinator, on: 0161 904 5602 (direct line), fax: 0161 904 0780 or email:
  • To make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please telephone the main hospital reception and ask to speak to the relevant consultant’s secretary on: 0161 904 0050

Referrals to therapy services

We offer outpatient individual psychotherapy and/or a group based day care programme.

To see an accredited therapist, referrals are accepted directly into our Therapy Services department from General Practitioners, solicitors, occupational health departments, health care professionals and other providers of care. Individual treatment packages are agreed with clients during an initial assessment appointment (evening and weekend appointments are also available).

To directly access treatment or to make an initial assessment appointment, please telephone the Therapy Services Administrator on 0161 904 0050 or email:

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Family programme and aftercare

Where possible we encourage the patient's family to become involved in the treatment programme as this can help to give greater understanding of the illness - hopefully leading to a speedier recovery once the patient has returned home.  Patients attending the general psychiatric programme are entitled to attend our aftercare group for 12 months, which is held fortnightly at the hospital.

Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment of care patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored and maintained through a rigorous application of quality standards and measured outcomes.  The Priory Hospital Altrincham is regulated by the independent regulator (the Care Quality Commission) and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework and care packages are delivered in line with NICE guidelines.

We also strive to ensure the effectiveness and success of our treatment by meeting exacting, externally validated standards and our results compare favourably with the published benchmarks.

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