Treatment tailored to the individual

The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead

Longcroft LaneFeldenHemel HempsteadHertfordshireHP3 0BN

Tel.01442 255 371

Fax.01442 265630

The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead

The Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead (formerly The Priory Grange Hemel Hempstead) offers a safe and supportive complex care and rehabilitation service for male and female service users with enduring mental health problems.

The modern 34 en-suite bedded locked facility is split into three service and gender specific wards and has a range of facilities available on-site, such as a computer area, social and communal areas, sensory and horticulture gardens and daily kitchen room.

Located in Hertfordshire with access to the M25 and M1, the hospital is in easy reach of London, Essex, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire.

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 service users 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 service users’ needs using a holistic, person centred approach.

Robin Ward is a nine bedded female rehabilitation ward and Dove Ward is an eleven bedded male ward. Our first priority is to ensure that our service users enjoy the same right to a happy and fulfilled life as anyone else. Through using a recovery approach, we support our service users 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 a 14 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.

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Referrals & Admissions

Referrals:

Referrals are nationally accepted. Service users can be referred from the community, hospital placements, care homes, secure settings, prisons and nursing homes.

Our service users:

  • 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

Exclusion criteria:

  • Aged 17 and under
  • Primary diagnosis of learning disability/severe learning disability and an autistic spectrum condition without an associated mental health problem
  • People without mental disorders who present with public protection issues
  • Women who are pregnant or in need of mother and baby services
  • People requiring high dependency physical healthcare
  • People requiring palliative care

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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 is led by an effective MDT experienced in rehabilitation, recovery and caring for service users with enduring mental health problems and complex needs. The team includes:

  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology
  • Nursing (RMN, RNLD and RGN)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietitian
  • Sessional speech and language therapy 
  • Chiropody
  • Sessional social work
  • Aromatherapy
  • Independent advocacy service
  • GP and physical health practitioner

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