Priory Hospital Market Weighton

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About this location

Based in Market Weighton, East Yorkshire, Priory Hospital Market Weighton is a rehabilitation and recovery (R&R) hospital for adult males. We also have a residential service on-site that acts as a step-down service from the main hospital. We offer person-centred slower stream rehabilitation, focusing on independence and quality of life.

Services at a glance

Rehabilitation and recovery (R&R)

15 beds, males, 18+

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Priory Hospital Market Weighton 27 Holme Road Market Weighton East Riding of Yorkshire YO43 3EQ

We take the safety and experience of our patients and residents extremely seriously. We have completed our action plan addressing all the areas of concern raised by our regulators.

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Our comprehensive rehabilitation services provide support for people with complex mental health needs. We align our services with the recommendations of the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH), ensuring our patients are given the highest quality care to enable an appropriate transition back home or into community services, wherever possible.

Ward break down

  • 15-bedded ward for adult males

Conditions treated

We are able to support people with:

  • Severe and enduring mental health needs
  • Complex mental health needs
  • Behaviours that challenge

We can also support people with the following challenges alongside their primary diagnosis:

  • A learning disability
  • Autism
  • Physical disabilities
  • Sexual offending

We are able to support informal patients or those detained under the Mental Health Act.

Treatment approaches

At Market Weighton, we offer an individualised, person-centred approach to all of our patients.

We specialise in rehabilitation for people with severe and enduring mental illness. Many of those who stay with us have significant forensic backgrounds and are stepping down from secure services. We can also accommodate people transferring to us from prison.

Our aim is to deliver rehabilitation, stabilise mental health, reduce behaviours that challenge and develop daily living skills.

Our assessment and treatment options are overseen by a full and diverse multidisciplinary team (MDT).

We offer:

  • Positive behaviour support (PBS)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT)
  • Occupational therapy (OT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Interpersonal therapy (IPT)
  • Art therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma informed therapy

People within our R&R service tend to stay with us on a long-term basis, with an average length of stay of 3 years. However, some people stay with us for longer. We can also offer end of life care, where needed.

Our team

Our team consists of:
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Sessional consultant forensic psychologist
  • Occupational therapist (OT)
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare assistants
We also provide specialist staff training, including training in trauma-focused therapies.

Therapeutic and community-based activities

We offer a range of therapeutic and community-based activities as part of a full treatment programme. We want to support people to become more confident and independent, preparing them to move through their treatment pathway towards community living.

Our therapeutic and community-based activities are arranged on an individual and person-centred basis to suit their skills and interests. These include:

  • Trips into the community to use the local amenities
  • Day trips to York and Hull
  • Trips to watch Hull FC football matches
  • Cooking in our OT kitchens

Our facilities and environment

We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place is just as important as the treatment itself, when it comes to supporting our patients. We provide:


Kitchen and dining room
Separate OT house
OT kitchen


Our garden offers secure fencing, a lawn area, shelter and areas to plant with patients.

Our bedrooms

All of our bedrooms are single-occupancy and have an en-suite bathroom. Patients are encouraged to personalise their bedrooms while they are staying with us. We provide:


Anti-ligature furniture
Windows with a view
Wheelchair access


Exclusion profile

  • People under the age of 18
  • History of arson
  • History of absconsion


Priory’s network of high quality facilities enables us to offer joined-up care pathways with our dedicated residential services. We offer programmes which integrate healthcare treatment and therapy, which are tailored according to individual needs, in an appropriate setting. Our strength is that we can provide a seamless transition for the individual as they progress between higher and lower dependency services.

We actively maintain working relationships with case managers and community teams, to enable a smooth and successful transition to life outside the hospital environment.

Most of the people who leave our service move on to supported living or residential services, rather than independent living. During a person’s stay with us, we will use the care programme approach (CPA) process to identify a suitable discharge placement. Once they are ready, people staying with us can start the transition to the next placement, which may be another hospital, a residential home or a community setting.

Pathways also exist to allow them to move to Priory Adult Care services, where appropriate. For example, people are able to transition to Linegate, a Priory Adult Care supported living service in Market Weighton, or any other Priory Adult Care community services in the region.

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At Priory, we want to ensure we provide the very best service to each individual we support. Contact us for more information, or to make a referral.

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Inside Priory Market Weighton
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About the local area


Market Weighton is located close to a variety of amenities, including:

  • Shops and cafés
  • Library
  • College
  • Market Weighton town centre, offering small independent shops and services
  • The cities of York and Hull

Transport links

It also has excellent transport links, including:

  • Located just around the corner from a bus stop, with regular local transport links
  • Local bus and train station
  • 8 miles from the M62 motorway
  • Situated on the main road connecting York to Hull, as well as the bus route

A message from our site leader

Being located in a small market town, there are many opportunities for patients to increase their independence, which is part of the rehabilitation process. We will support them so that, together, we can achieve the next step of them living their lives in the community

Market Weighton site leader

Comments from our patients and their family and friends

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Information for family and friends

How do home visits work?

Section 17 leave or home visits can be facilitated by arrangement.

What is your visitation policy?

We do not have set visiting times. All visits are by arrangement.

Will I be involved and kept up to date with my loved one’s care and wellbeing?

Staff will contact families, friends and carers, as needed, and they are welcome to be involved in meetings about their loved one, with appropriate consent.

Will my loved one be able to have a phone or call me?

Yes, phone calls are permitted, once this is assessed as appropriate by the clinical team.

What type of things are families expected to provide, and what is provided by the home?

Bedding is supplied by the hospital. Clothes and toiletries are provided by families or the person staying with us. As part of the rehabilitation process, the people staying with us will be supported to shop for personal items themselves, where this is appropriate.

What are the bedrooms like?

All of our bedrooms are furnished. They are all single person, en-suite rooms.

Are external doors kept locked?

All of our external doors are locked, although garden access is freely available, where appropriate. Every person staying with us will be individually assessed for any risks to see what security is needed.

What do service users eat and how do meal times work?

Our menu is nutritionally balanced and people staying with us eat alongside our staff in the dining room. As they gain independence, they will be encouraged to cook with the OT team in the OT kitchens, and some of them can cook their own meals.

How does laundry work?

Where possible, people staying with us will be supported to do their own laundry. Otherwise, staff will take care of this.

Is there anything they can’t bring or have?

For safety reasons, the hospital has a banned and restricted items list. As all our admissions are planned, this can be discussed prior to the patient arriving.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, pets cannot be accommodated at the hospital.

How do activities work?

Everyone staying with us will be assessed by our OT and a programme of activities will be developed, taking into account a patient’s needs and interests. For example, people have been assisted to go to watch Hull FC playing, or on trips into York and Hull.

Do service users and families have an input into the service user’s care plans?

All our care plans are person-centred and developed with input from the person staying with us, and their family, wherever possible and appropriate.

What are the car parking facilities?

There is limited free parking available on-site.

What is the smoking policy? Can service users buy cigarettes?

Priory Hospital Market Weighton is a no-smoking site, so cigarettes and tobacco are not allowed. Vaping is allowed in the garden areas.

How is treatment accessed and funded?

We don’t take referrals directly from individuals and families. Instead, the first step will be for you to reach out to the person’s GP so that they can be referred and funded through the correct NHS channel. Depending on the type of support needed, this could include local authority funding, NHS funding, joint funding between the local authority and NHS, or direct payments. Please note, referrals for NHS or local authority funded services must come from a referring organisation.


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How to make a referral

Our customer service centre provides 24/7 support for NHS mental health enquiries and referrals. Our customer referral co-ordinators can support you from your first call right through to the enquiry conclusion, providing updates throughout the process. We offer 24/7 crisis referrals, fast access to bed availability and placements, and a single access point for end-to-end enquiry management.

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