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The Priory Hospital Preston

Rosemary LaneBartlePrestonLancashirePR4 0HB

Tel.01772 691 122

Fax.01772 691 246

The Priory Hospital Preston

The Priory Hospital Preston is an independent adult mental health hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of a wide range of mental health problems.

Opened in 1998, the hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of services delivered across two sites. The hospital has residential facilities for 20 patients. Day care, a comprehensive therapy services department and flexible outpatient services are all available at the Priory Quayside House Preston. Our highly experienced team includes consultant psychiatrists, accredited therapists, counsellors, nurses and support staff.

The Priory Hospital Preston now includes the Bartle Unit (formerly Sion House) which is a specialist eating disorder unit.

One of our patients has told his story about his depression diagnosis and treatment. The film is a dramatisation about his experience.

What we treat - Acute mental health

Our staff team has the expertise and experience to treat most psychiatric conditions. These include anxiety, depression, stress, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder states, eating disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia and all major acute psychiatric illnesses. Treatment is provided on an inpatient, day care and outpatient basis. 

Addiction rehabilitation programme

The hospital specialises in addictions treatment for substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol, drugs or gambling.

The inpatient addictions treatment programme includes:

  • FREE assessment to discuss the problem in more detail without obligation to continue into treatment
  • FREE weekly aftercare support for 12 months post completion of the 28 day programme
  • FREE family support during and post treatment
  • A detoxification service is available for those not requiring the full 28 day programme

Free Addictions Assessment

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

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Eating disorder service

The Bartle Unit at The Priory Hospital Preston is a 10 bedded ward providing effective individualised programmes of care for the successful treatment of Anorexia, Bulimia and other related conditions.

Quality Network for Eating Disorders

Eating Disorder daycare and outpatient services

The eating disorder service is located at the Priory Quayside House and provides a comprehensive range of services for people who require specialist interventions. Specific packages of care are available for Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, step-down (from inpatient care), weight management and eating disorders not otherwise specified (EDNOS). The service is able to accept male and females aged 16 and over with a diagnosed or undiagnosed eating disorder.

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Why choose The Priory Hospital Preston?

The hospital offers a range of facilities, services and expertise:

  • A well established, small hospital with welcoming environment
  • Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) registered eating disorder unit
  • Provision of a range of detoxification and treatment programmes from 5 days to 42 days.
  • Dedicated outpatient service at Priory Quayside House in Preston which is easily accessible by public transport

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    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. Access to local gym/leisure facilities is available.

    The Priory Hospital Preston therapy and treatment programmes

    The first step to recovery for the patient is to undergo an initial assessment to identify the issues, make any diagnosis and draw up the most appropriate treatment plan.

     Therapies offered:

    • CBT
    • EMDR
    • Person centred
    • Psycho-educational
    • Family therapy
    • Couple/relationship therapy

    Group therapy

    Some of the groups available are:

    • Understanding and managing anxiety
    • Understanding and managing depression
    • Managing grief and loss
    • Relationship therapy
    • Family therapy
    • Personal development
    • CBT for mixed diagnosis
    • Building confidence and self-esteem
    • Emotional wellbeing
    • Creative therapy
    • Body image for managing eating disorders
    • Healthy living
    • Relapse prevention
    • Emotional well-being for eating disorders

    Weekly group CBT programmes

    For generalised anxiety, panic disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder

    This half day, weekly programme runs for four weeks. Patients benefit from high quality facilitation by experienced clinicians and from peer support. The programme can be accessed alone or in conjunction with the mindfulness-based CBT for stress reduction. Patients learn skills to leave behind unhelpful thinking and worry and to face situations, people or places which previously led to anxiety or panic.

    For depression

    This half day, weekly programme runs for six weeks. This programme can be accessed alone or in conjunction with mindfulness-based CBT for stress reduction or developing self-esteem and assertiveness. Patients accessing this programme will develop the means to improve and maintain mood, improve sleep and increase their motivation and life satisfaction.

    For mindfulness-based stress reduction

    Patients benefit by learning and practicing proven techniques for relaxing, improving sleep, improving general wellbeing, managing pain and dealing with every day stressors. The programme harnesses clinically proven mindfulness-based stress relief techniques and provides relapse prevention techniques for both anxiety and depression. This half day, weekly programme runs for six weeks.

    For developing self esteem and assertiveness

    Low self esteem and lack of confidence are closely linked to depression and anxiety both as symptoms and contributing factors. This full day, weekly programme runs for six weeks and enables participants to develop skills of assertive communication and to identify and address unhelpful patterns of thought and behaviour leading to greater confidence and reduced susceptibility to depression and social anxiety.

    Individual 1:1 therapy is also available at times to suit patients, providing expert assistance on a wide variety of problems including depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, addictions, relationship difficulties and a wide range of other emotional problems.

    Family programme and aftercare for clients completing inpatient addiction treatment programme

    Within the addiction treatment programme, where possible, we encourage the patient’s family to become involved in the treatment programme as this can help give a greater understanding of the illness – hopefully leading to a speedier recovery once the patient has returned home.

    In addition to medical excellence, we provide a safe relaxed atmosphere at the Priory Quayside House Hospital, which facilitates the recovery process.

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