The Priory Hospital Church Village is situated in Tonteg near Pontypridd in South Wales within easy access of the M4 and M5 supporting referrals from across the country.
The Hospital provides treatment for adult females with a mild to moderate learning disability, who may also have a borderline personality disorder and associated mental health problems.
The newly refurbished hospital has ten en-suite bedrooms and there is a self-contained 2 bedroom bungalow available for service users preparing to step down. The site also benefits from a purpose built therapy suite with an occupational therapy kitchen, art room, group room, a quiet lounge and a large secure garden.
It is within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities and provides easy access to the city of Cardiff.
We are experienced in dealing with females who have learning disabilities and other mental health conditions. We adopt a specialist approach with each individual ensuring we offer not only the best clinical care but also a wide range of therapies. Our diverse Multi-Disciplinary Team is made up of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and others but also includes a Dietitian ensuring Healthy Eating lifestyles and an Activities Coordinator who enables art and music therapy, all of which aids service user transition.
We believe engaged service users have a better rate of recovery and rehabilitation back into the community and as such we offer our service users the opportunity to attend various activities that take place in the local community as well as educational or work programmes. The unit is fortunate to have close links with the local adult learning centre and we run on site activities.
- Between August 2014 - September 2015, the average length of stay = 9 months (half of national average of 18 months/2 years)
- Between March 2015 - May 2015, an average of 34 hours per week of meaningful activity was offered (with an average of 28 hours per week accepted)
- Since October 2014, out of 5 discharges, 4 have moved on to community or less intensive community services.