Acute mental health - referrals and admissions
The majority of referrals made to a Priory hospital are through a patient's GP. A referral can be made by telephone, in writing, via email or via fax to the hospital's admission department, who will then pass these details on to the relevant consultant.
If you would like to make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please call 0117 952 5255. For further details of our specialist treatment programmes or for a list of staff and visiting consultants, together with their areas of special interests, please call the admissions team on 0117 952 5255 or fax 0117 952 5552.
Corporate and occupational health
Any company wishing to make a referral, or member of staff wishing to be admitted to a Priory hospital, will need to be referred by their company occupational health doctor. Where an occupational health nurse has been the employee's point of contact they should liaise with the company doctor to arrange a referral, if this is required.
Complex care - referrals and admissions
The Priory Hospital Bristol offers a comprehensive and rapid response to referrals offering assessments within seven days throughout the United Kingdom. To discuss a potential referral or to obtain further information, please call 0117 952 7500 or fax on 0117 952 7527.
- 18 years of age and above
- Complex and/or multiple diagnosis
- May have a forensic background
- Likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act with or without Ministry of Justice restrictions
- Conditions associated with degenerative disorders such Huntington's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and early-onset dementia
- Acquired brain injury
- Personality disorder
- Palliative care
- National catchment area
- Re-adjusting to community life
- Require a locked environment but not low secure
Complex care treatment programmes
Our clinical programmes are evaluated regularly and take into account the psychological, physical, social, spiritual and therapeutic needs of the individual. High quality care is delivered through an interdisciplinary team approach, led by our consultant neuro-psychiatrist. Programmes include:
- Flexible care reflecting individual patient needs
- De-escalation and management of aggression
- Nursing interventions for all levels of dependency
- Ongoing assessment to monitor and respond to changing needs and levels of functioning
- Individual and group therapy programme
- OT therapies
- Speech and language therapy
Quality and regulation
The Priory Hospital Bristol is continually monitored by the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission and benchmarked against the National Service Framework. Where recommendations are indicated, Priory takes immediate action and aims to meet and exceed the highest standards of care. For further information on the Priory's commitment to quality, please click here.
Environment and facilities
The environment we create for patients is as important as the treatment itself. To this end, each patient has the privacy of their own comfortable bedroom, with television, telephone and en-suite facilities. Patients are encouraged to have their meals in the main dining room, which offers excellent choice of dishes. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for..
A wide range of specialist assessments, treatments and care regimes are available on site and adapted to meet the many and differing needs of our patients. The wards are staffed with qualified psychiatric (RMN) nurses and qualified general nurses (RGN) to meet the needs of our complex patients.
In addition the team also includes: Consultant neuro-psychiatrists, dietician, nursing staff, physiotherapist, Psychologist, Medical officer, speech and language therapist, advocacy , activities co-ordinator, occupational therapist, GP service. When required the following services are also available: Aromatherapy, chaplaincy, chiropody and optical and hearing assessment.