Treatment tailored to the individual

The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead

Longcroft LaneFeldenHemel HempsteadHertfordshireHP3 0BN

Tel.01442 255 371

Fax.01442 265 630

The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead

Located in Hertfordshire with access from the M25 and M1, The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead is in easy reach of London, Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. It offers a safe and supportive complex care and rehabilitation service for male and female patients with enduring mental health problems.

The hospital is a modern 38 bedded locked facility which is split into three gender specific wards and has a range of facilities available on-site including:

  • A sensory garden
  • A family room
  • Social and communal areas
  • Internet access
  • Extensive grounds with a 'pitch and putt'
  • An occupational therapy kitchen

The hospital has strong links with the local community and provides easy access to the local amenities, including a gym, shops, a leisure and entertainment centre, local parks, market, cafés, churches, local college and a museum.

Our aim is to work collaboratively with our patients to provide the best quality of care, improve the quality of their lives and help them achieve the highest level of independence and dignity, embracing patients' needs using a holistic, person-centred approach.

Robin Ward is a 12 bedded female rehabilitation ward and Dove Ward is a 15 bedded male ward. Our first priority is to ensure that our patients enjoy the same right to a happy and fulfilled life as anyone else. Through a recovery approach, we support our patients to achieve their personal best by developing skills that will support social inclusion, making their own choices and achieving optimum independence and quality of life.

Wren Ward is an 11 bedded ward for older male adults. Understanding the functions of an individual’s behaviour and how they see the world is essential when supporting their care and personal development. We focus on positive strategies encompassing compassion, courage, competency, commitment, care and communication, when making a difference in dementia/degenerative brain disorders care.

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 nationally accepted. Patients can be referred from the community, hospital placements, care homes, secure settings, prisons and nursing homes.

  • We offer a programme of effective, evidence-based treatment for service users who typically present with the following conditions:

  • Severe and enduring mental illness

  • Bipolar Affective Disorder

  • Schizophrenia

  • Treatment resistant and/or a history of failed placements

  • Disengagement from service provision/repeated admissions

  • A requirement for supervision to comply with treatment/medication or to abstain from illegal drugs and alcohol

  • Admitted informally or under the Mental Health Act

  • Multiple diagnoses and other complex needs such as drugs and alcohol misuse, Borderline Personality Disorder and behaviours that challenge

  • Early onset dementia including Alzheimer’s, Picks Disease, Huntington’s Disease, organic brain syndrome and Korsakoff’s syndrome

  • Mental illness with a secondary physical health condition such as epilepsy and diabetes

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Level of service:

  • Within 24 hours of receiving a referral, the multidisciplinary team (MDT) will undertake a free clinical assessment

  • The hospital can accept emergency admissions

  • CPA review takes place three months following admission and every three months thereafter

  • MDT formulates care and treatment plans with service users, working to identify and address their needs

  • Comprehensive and regular risk assessments

  • Occupational therapy led integration programme actively encourages community engagement

  • Education, vocational recreation and involvement with local support groups

  • Occupational therapy assistants and a full-time driver facilitate regular, easy access to the community

In-house multidisciplinary team:

The treatment programme across the hospital  is led by an effective MDT experienced in rehabilitation, recovery and caring for patients with enduring mental health problems and complex needs. The team includes:

  • Consultant Psychiatrist

  • Staff Grade Psychiatrist

  • Psychologist

  • Nursing (RMN, RNLD and RGN)

  • Physical Health Care Nurse

  • Occupational therapist

  • Dietician

  • Speech and Language Therapist

  • Chiropodist

  • Physiotherapist

  • Optician

  • Independent advocacy service

  • General Practitioner

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