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To place a referral: 0800 090 1356
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Acute Inpatient Services

Priory has a nationwide network of acute services for the NHS, offering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week assistance in times of emergencies, to support individuals whenever needed. Our hospitals offer comfortable and caring environments for a wide range of patients.

Our approach

  • Priory works closely with provider trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to achieve minimum lengths of stay
  • We provide an extension to NHS acute services during times of fluctuating demand
  • We work collaboratively with discharge teams to ensure a smooth transition back into community services, or to an individual’s home where possible
  • Opportunities for patients to attend ward rounds are provided, enabling patients to discuss their care with the multidisciplinary team
  • We have the capability across our network to support a full care pathway, enabling patients to step up into psychiatric intensive care units (PICU) or Secure Services or step down into rehabilitation services, where community services or a return home is not appropriate

Who do we support?

Priory supports positive progression towards recovery for the following patients:

  • Individuals with a range of mental health conditions
  • Those showing risk of violence and aggression
  • Those at risk of suicide
  • Informal patients or those sectioned under the Mental Health Act

Enquiries and Referrals

For further information on Priory services offered to the NHS, or to make a referral, please call our dedicated 24/7 customer service centre on 0800 090 1356. Alternatively, click here to submit an enquiry form

To make a placement

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0800 090 1356
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NHS 24/7 Emergency Placements

Priory is ready to take emergency placements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for adult acute mental health, adult eating disorders, CAMHS and PICU. To make a referral please call us on

0800 090 1356
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