The Priory Hospital Dewsbury

York RoadEarlsheatonDewsburyWF12 7LB

Tel.01924 436140

Fax.01924 436145

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 Jubliee Ward, which focus upon active rehabilitation and recovery of adult males.

Hartley Ward

This is a 22 bedded ward which focuses on the active rehabilitation of males with 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

Our Dementia Unit is a 10 bedded, hospital-based facility designed for adult male service users who require specialist Dementia care.

Our aim is to maximise function, combat co-morbidities and reduce risks to the individual and to others. The design of the ward has taken into account the King’s Fund Enhancing the Healing Environment Programme design principles for Dementia care and it off­ers a well-lit, uncluttered space, with access to a secure garden, sensory areas and en-suite bedrooms. Age-appropriate fixtures and fittings are considerate of personal preference and individual needs.

The hospital admits both formal and informal service users, as well as those on restricted sections. Our experienced team are able to work with individuals with notable risk profiles, forensic histories, high challenging behaviour and complex presentations or physical health conditions.

Our Services

Our Specialists

Dr Colin Forbes

Dr Colin Forbes

Consultant Psychiatrist and Regional Medical Director
The Priory Hospital Keighley (staff)


Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions


Referrals are accepted from mental health and learning disability 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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