The Priory Hospital - Potters Bar

190 Barnet RoadPotters BarHertfordshireEN6 2SE

Tel.01707 858 585

Fax.01707 858 080

The Priory Hospital - Potters Bar

This service is now part of Elysium Healthcare. For information on this service please click here

If you have an enquiry about a referral or admission to this service please call 0800 218 2398 or contact us on

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The Priory Hospital Potters Bar is a 50-bedded inpatient unit, situated in a residential area only five minutes by car from Junction 24 of the M25. The hospital is also easily accessible via National Rail, London Underground and local bus routes. The Priory Hospital Potters Bar is made up of 32 acute beds, an 11-bedded male HDU and a 7-bedded female HDU. This allows for a strong care pathway for both males and females, in a safe and secure environment.

HDU Standards of care

The HDU service has been designed to meet the standards set out in the Department of Health’s ‘National Minimum Standards for General Adult services in Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) and Low Secure Environments’. In addition, the Royal College of Psychiatrists Accreditation for Inpatient Mental Health Services (AIMS) standards for PICUs have been reviewed and implemented, in order to ensure the very highest standards of care and security throughout the service. 

The Unit has a particular focus on relational security, with all staff trained in ‘See, Think, Act’, and procedural security is being implemented to PICU standard, with local policies and procedures in place to appropriately manage and treat the service user group effectively and safely.

Acute Inpatient Services

The Priory Hospital Potters Bar offers two mixed sex Acute wards providing 24-hour care and support and a period of intensive assessment and stabilisation for service users suffering an acute mental health episode. The unit accepts referrals and admits service users 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provides full medical, clinical and therapeutic packages including pharmacological interventions when required.

Our Services

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Funding is provided by the NHS. For referral enquiries, admissions or further information, please contact us on 01707 858 585 or e-mail us:

We work closely with residents' families and carers, including regular meetings and reviews and endeavour to ensure that the quality of life needs of the individual are met. To this end, open and honest communication and collaborative working is encouraged and is at the heart of all our services.

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Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment service users 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.

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