Priory Healthcare Case Studies

Please note, where necessary, the names used within case studies have been changed to protect confidentiality.

Autism and Asperger's syndrome

David a service user at Newhouse Farm
David is a 45 year old gentleman, who was admitted to Newhouse in July 2011. He was admitted to as an emergency admission following the breakdown of previous placement resulting from deterioration in mental health and behaviour. David has diagnoses of an autistic spectrum condition, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and severe learning disability; he also suffers with recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
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Complex

Adam, a service user at the Priory Ticehurst House
Adam was transferred to the Priory Ticehurst House under section 3 of the Mental Health Act with diagnoses of mild learning disability, borderline personality disorder, social phobia, severe self-harm issues and alcohol and drug dependency. Following treatment Adam was fully discharged to the community with CMHT support and is now happily settled within local employment.
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Ben, a service user at the Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead
Ben was admitted to the Priory Hospital Hemel Hempstead with a complex history of psychiatric and physical problems. He suffered from schizophrenia and as a result of violent behaviour required detention in hospital under Home Office restrictions. Ben is currently on conditional discharge.
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Robert a service user at The Priory Hospital St Neots
Robert was diagnosed with Huntington's disease seven years ago. He was treated by his local team until February 2008 when he was admitted informally to Priory Hospital St Neots.  
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David a service user at Newhouse Farm
David is a 45 year old gentleman, who was admitted to Newhouse in July 2011. He was admitted to as an emergency admission following the breakdown of previous placement resulting from deterioration in mental health and behaviour. David has diagnoses of an autistic spectrum condition, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and severe learning disability; he also suffers with recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI).
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Ella – Newhouse Farm
Ella was admitted to Newhouse in December 2009 from an out of county private residential service and previously to this she had lived at residential schools. She is a 31 year old lady whose contact with learning disability services began as a child when she attended a school that specialised in learning disabilities.
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Janet, a service user at the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal
Janet is a 50 year old lady, with a longstanding history of chronic paranoid schizophrenia dating back to her early 20s.
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‘Whole system’ pathway through to community rehabilitation’ – Jim a service user at the Priory Hospital Middleton St George
Jim is a 37 year old single man referred from a hospital in a North East town. He had had three admissions to his local hospital for relapses of a psychotic illness in the last three years before admission.  All of these admissions were under a section of the Mental Health Act. Jim is now settled within the Station Road community house. 
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Michael a service user at the Psychiatric Intensive Care  Unit (PICU), the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal Hospital
Michael is a 35 year old, fitness fanatic.  He has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, which he has never accepted.  He is a powerfully built man, used in all walks of his life to getting his own way.  Managing his illness always proved difficult.  Michael was referred to the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal’s Intensive Care Services following assessment by his own Consultant in the police cells.
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Eating Disorders

Emma a service user with eating disorders
Emma’s parents were worried that their 16 year old daughter would die. For over a year she had been on a diet that didn’t stop. They didn’t understand because she had never been overweight and she visibly hadn’t secured any happiness from it. On discharge 16 weeks later Emma had gained control over her illness, dealt with a number of significant life issues and was looking forward to relating more appropriately with her friends again.
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Learning Disabilities

Ella, Newhouse Farm
Ella was admitted to Newhouse in December 2009 from an out of county private residential service and previously to this she had lived at residential schools. She is a 31 year old lady whose contact with learning disability services began as a child when she attended a school that specialised in learning disabilities.  Following the intensive rehabilitation plan staff observed a marked improvement in Janet’s mental state, confidence and self esteem. Through the CPA process it was identified that a placement back in her home area should be sought.  
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Neuro

Robert a service user at the Priory Egerton Road NeuroRehab Centre
Robert was a highly paid and well respected computer analyst until in 1993 at the age of 29 as a result of a condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) he suffered a cardiac arrest and seizure causing cerebral anoxia***. Robert was left severely brain injured his life changed forever.  In 2002 Robert moved into his own home near his parents and close enough for us to continue our support with an outreach package tailored to his needs. 
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Secure

‘Whole system’ pathway through to community rehabilitation’ – Jim a service user at the Priory Hospital Middleton St George
Jim is a 37 year old single man referred from a hospital in a North East town. He had had three admissions to his local hospital for relapses of a psychotic illness in the last three years before admission. All of these admissions were under a section of the Mental Health Act. Jim is now settled within the Station Road community house.
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Michael a service user at the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal Hospital
Michael is a 35 year old, fitness fanatic. He has a diagnosis of schizophrenia, which he has never accepted. He is a powerfully built man, used in all walks of his life to getting his own way. Managing his illness always proved difficult. Michael was referred to the Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal’s Intensive Care Services following assessment by his own Consultant in the police cells.
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