The Priory Hospital Dewsbury

The Priory Hospital Dewsbury in Yorkshire is a 32 bedded locked service nestled within the local community, offering easy access from major motorway and transport links. The hospital has two wards: Hartley and Jubilee Ward, which focus upon active rehabilitation and recovery of adult males.

Hartley Ward

This is a 16-bedded male unit which provides rehabilitation and recovery packages to patients who experience severe and enduring mental illness.

Hartley Ward also has apartments for individuals who are making progress in a step-down unit ahead of eventual discharge. They will be supported to cater for themselves, take care of housekeeping and manage their own personal finances with greater independence.

The apartments can also be used by patients who are especially challenging, have significant personal care needs and require a low stimulus environment – it varies dependent upon the service user we are supporting at any one point in time.

Jubilee Ward

Jubilee Ward is a 16-bedded neurocognitive, ageless service which caters for males often with severely agitated or aggressive behaviour. We offer bespoke packages of care tailored to the individual needs, which supports management at  different stages of the care pathway.

The gentlemen we care for are admitted from a range of settings, which include those from placement breakdowns (either at their own home or a care environment), from acute psychiatric wards, or from prison settings.

Jubilee Ward offers assessment and treatment through to end of life care. Patients can be accommodated under the Mental Health Act or Deprivation of Liberty (DOLs).

We use our environment, and skilled staff to implement non-pharmacological strategies where ever  possible.

Jubilee Ward is designed using the Kings Fund environment recommendations and includes a sensory room and outdoor enclosed garden.

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 are accepted from mental health and older adult speciality teams. An initial assessment will be undertaken by senior members of the multidisciplinary team. Once a referral has been accepted, funding approval must be in place before admission.

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Multidisciplinary Team

The service complements the psychiatric intensive care and secure services regionally, offering a clear recovery-focused pathway. Personalised treatment programmes are offered alongside the use of a range of therapies, delivered by an extensive multidisciplinary team, comprising of:

  • Consultant old age neuro-psychiatrist 
  • Consultant Psychologist 
  • Hospital Director
  • Clinical Services Manager
  • Ward Manager 
  • Regional Medical Director and Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Registered mental health nurses and Registered general nurses
  • Healthcare assistants 
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Activity Co-ordinators
  • Access to Speech and Language Therapists
  • Access to physiotherapists

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