Woodbourne Priory Hospital - Birmingham

21 Woodbourne Road
Edgbaston
Birmingham
West Midlands
B17 8BY

Tel. 0121 434 4343

Fax. 0121 434 3270

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Woodbourne Priory Hospital is an independent hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of mental health problems including addiction  (alcoholism, drug rehabilitation, gambling).

The hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care.  For people suffering from mild to moderate mental health issues, such as stress and anxiety, the hospital provides a range of outpatient based therapy services such as individual and group based cognitive behavioural therapy.  For those people requiring inpatient care for more severe psychiatric illness such as depression, psychotic illness or eating disorders, there are residential facilities for 38 patients.  Priory has a highly experienced team of mental health professionals and support staff, which include consultant psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and therapists.

What we treat - Acute mental health

Our staff team has the expertise and experience to treat most psychiatric conditions.  These include depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive states, schizophrenia and all major acute psychiatric illnesses.

Addiction treatment programme

The service specialises in addiction treatment for substance and behavioural dependency, such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, relationships and shopping.

Addictions treatment programme includes:

  • FREE assessment to explore 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

Eating disorders unit

The eating disorder service provides effective, quality care programmes for the successful treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and other related conditions.  The specially developed eating disorders programme focuses on the psychological, social, behavioural and physical sides of the illness.

Eating disorder day care services

Our eating disorder day care service provides treatment tailored to the needs of the individual.  The programme involves assistance in re-establishing an appropriate relationship with food, education as to the nature and consequences of eating disorders and guidance in helping people to identify personally with this information.

Child & Adolescent Services

Woodbourne Priory Hospital offers outpatient treatment for children and adolescents from 5 to 17 years. This includes adolescents suffering from a wide range of mental health, emotional and behavioural problems such as depression, trauma, schizophrenia, anxiety, self-harm, conduct disorders and autistic spectrum disorders. Outpatient services for children include access to psychology and psychotherapy and is appropriate for those suffering from:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Eating disorders
  • ADHD

The team provides parenting advice and liaises with schools and other professionals involved in the young person's care. In patient care is provided in a 13 bedded unit from the age of 12-17 years of age. 

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Accessing treatment, referral and admission

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.

  • To make an outpatient appointment with a specific consultant, please telephone medical secretaries on 0121 434 4343
  • For further details of our specialist treatment programmes or for a list of staff/visiting consultants, together with their areas of special interests, please telephone marketing on 0121 434 4343

Therapy and treatment programmes

Therapy Services at the Woodbourne Priory Hospital integrates day therapy for all of the patient groups: adult acute mental health, eating disorders, addictions treatment, and adolescent services.  Each patient receives an initial assessment, where a formulation is made, and the therapist and patient agree a package of care.  Patients can work with the therapy services team whilst still inpatients, or can receive day patient or out patient care.

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We offer packages of extended day care (8hrs plus), full day attendance (3+ therapy sessions and lunch), half day attendance (2+ therapy sessions and lunch), 1:1 therapy sessions with an individual therapist (1hr), and group therapy sessions (1hr or 2hrs).

Our therapy services team are able to accept referrals directly from GPs, removing the need to refer to a Consultant Psychiatrist if this is not necessary. The referral will then be allocated to a skilled and trained therapist who will then contact the individual to arrange an assessment. Our therapists will work closely with GPs and other professionals to maintain clear channels of communication to promote tailored services and ensure the highest standards of care.

Quality and regulation

Woodbourne Priory Hospital is continually monitored by the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission and benchmarked against the National Service Framework. Where recommendations are indicated, Priory takes immediate action and aims to meet and exceed the highest standards of care.

Accommodation 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 an excellent choice of dishes.  Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

Access to local gym/leisure facilities is available.

Visiting times

Visiting times and visitors allowed will be individual for each patient depending on their therapeutic programme and must not conflict with group therapy sessions.  Please discuss this with the nursing team prior to your visit to the hospital. All visitors must sign in and out at reception and report to the nurses station for general psychiatry and addiction treatment programme.  All visitors must leave the building no later than 10.00 pm.

Flexible appointments

At Priory we offer flexible access to treatment and ensure that individual circumstances are taken into account ensuring the most appropriate treatment plan is drawn up. Different treatment options include:

  • On a session by session basis
  • As an inpatient
  • Through half and full day therapy programmes

With appointments available in the evenings Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings at most sites, you can access therapy at the time most convenient to you.