Treatment tailored to your needs

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove

Prestons RoadHayesBromleyKentBR2 7AS

Tel.020 8462 7722

Fax.020 8462 5028

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove in Kent is a 46-bed acute mental health hospital offering a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, day patient and therapy services. We are committed to providing patient-centred care. Treatment plans are tailored to each patient's specific needs by our consultant-led, highly qualified multidisciplinary clinical teams.

The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove is a place of serenity where our patients can take time out to rest and heal in a fully supported therapeutic environment, which promotes individual care and positive outcomes.

Wheelchair access and parking are provided for patients with disabilities and the hospital has a room on site which has been designed to accommodate patients with disabilities or special needs.

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What we treat

We offer acute mental health treatment, an addiction treatment programme and an adult eating disorders service. We also provide an acute service for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or other autistic spectrum disorders, on the Keston Unit. Other services we provide include:

Addiction treatment programme in Kent

The addiction treatment programme can be accessed on a residential or outpatient basis depending upon the patient's circumstances.

The programmes are based on the 12-step abstinence model and provide treatment for a wide range of behavioural and substance dependencies including alcohol, drugs including cocaine, marijuana, etc, gambling, shopping, sex, food, computer use, exercise, etc. On successful completion of the 28 day programme, patients are offered continuous support for the following year. Programmes are also available to treat the more complex and increasingly common conditions such as poly-addictions or dual diagnosis.

Addiction treatment programme includes:

  • FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT with an addiction therapist is offered to anyone seeking help with addiction
  • Free weekly aftercare support for 12 months post completion of the 28 day programme
  • Free family support during and post treatment
  • Individual and group therapy/counselling
  • Educational lectures, workshops and seminars designed to inform the patient of the nature of the addiction and to facilitate strategies for recovery
  • Holistic activities, such as meditation and complementary therapies

Free Addictions Assessment

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

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Adult eating disorder treatment

AIMS and QED Accredited

This service is for those who are suffering from an eating disorder and require quick access to our inpatient and day care services. We treat people who are in the acute phase of an eating disorder, including Anorexia, Bulimia, binge eating and morbid obesity.

Acute Asperger's Unit (Keston Unit)

The Keston Unit at The Prioy Hospital Hayes Grove is a dedicated service for adults suffering with Asperger's and other autistic spectrum disorders and who also are experiencing mental health problems including depression, anxiety, OCD, addictions and psychotic symptoms. The Keston Unit offers inpatient, outpatient and assessment services.

Admissions are geared towards caring for a patient through a mental health or behavioural crisis and delivering a comprehensive rehabilitation programme. Patients receive specialist care in a structured and predictable environment ensuring the safest recovery as quickly as possible.

The programmes, delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, are built around individuals' abilities and tolerance to stress and focus on improving daily activity, living skills and community integration. Facilities include spacious single en-suite bedrooms, communal relaxation areas, controlled access to IT facilities, dedicated garden, quiet room and therapy and activity room.

The aim of the Keston Unit is to assess, treat, stabilise and eventually progress the patient to the most appropriate environment as quickly and safely as possible.

Therapy and day care services

The Cedar Therapy Centre provides counselling and several therapeutic interventions on a one-to-one or group basis. Patients may attend for a full day, half day or sessional basis.

Outpatient services are available from 8.00 am to 9.00 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 6.00 pm on Saturday, allowing patients to see their psychiatrist or therapist at a convenient time.

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 his or her 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.

Our Services

Our Specialists

Alison O'Mahony

Alison O'Mahony

Systemic Family Therapy – Practitioner
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (staff)

Dr Judith Mohring Priory Hospital Hayes Grove Kent

Dr Judith Mohring

Lead Consultant Psychiatrist - Priory Wellbeing Centre, Fenchurch
Priory Wellbeing Centre, Fenchurch London (staff)

Dr Paul McLaren Priory Hospital Hayes Grove Kent

Dr Paul McLaren

Medical Director and Adult Psychiatrist
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (staff)

Dr Sara McCluskey

Dr Sara McCluskey

Consultant Psychiatrist & Lead Consultant for Adult Eating Disorder Services
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (staff)

Linda Harrison

Linda Harrison

Eating Disorder Therapy Co-ordinator
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (staff)

Dr Anne Perry Priory Hospital Hayes Grove Kent

Dr Anne Perry

Consultant Psychiatrist in CBT - Adult
The Priory Hospital Ticehurst House (visiting)

Dr Kate Wordsall Priory Hospital Hayes Grove Kent

Dr Kate Worsdall

Consultant General Adult Psychiatrist
The Priory Hospital Hayes Grove (visiting)


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Referrals & Admissions

Accessing treatment

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.

Outpatient appointments

To make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please telephone 020 8462 7722 and ask to speak to the consultant's secretary.

Self-referrals for the addiction treatment programme are welcome, please telephone 020 8315 8812

Inpatient and therapy services

For all inpatient admissions please telephone the admissions office on 020 8462 7722

For therapy services please telephone 020 8315 8837

Corporate/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 employees point of contact they should liaise with the company doctor to arrange a referral, if this is required.

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Therapy and treatment programmes

Every patient referred to the service is offered an assessment by a professional who will arrange and oversee their therapy programme. Progress is monitored and reviewed on a regular basis.

Specialist interventions:

  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Eating disorders specialist
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Schema focus therapy
  • Solution focus therapy
  • Eye movement desensitisation reframing (EMDR)
  • Existential psychotherapy
  • Psychodrama
  • Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT)
  • Transactional analysis (TA)
  • Family Therapy

Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored by the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework.

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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