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Priory Burton Park is a 50-bedded, neuro rehabilitation service, which provides care and treatment for patients with acquired or traumatic brain injuries including stroke. Located in Melton Mowbray on the Leicestershire border, we focus on moving a patient through their journey towards greater independence. We also offer continuing care for people with progressive neurological conditions including Huntington’s disease, PSP, and early-onset dementias associated with behaviours that are challenging to manage in non-specialist settings, with a view to enabling people to transition to longer-term community care. This includes people admitted for rehabilitation who subsequently develop progressive conditions such as multi-infarct dementia.
Our care is based on a person-centred philosophy that delivers specialist, targeted neuro rehabilitation support, focusing on the physical, functional, cognitive, emotional and social needs of the individuals with a brain injury. We split our treatment across 3 wards:
- Cleves – our 26-bedded ward for patients with an acquired brain injury or PNC, with associated complex neuro behavioural needs, requiring comprehensive rehabilitation support. 4 of these beds provide an enhanced neuro behavioural focus
- Warwick – our 15-bedded ward for patients with an acquired brain injury or PNC, with associated complex neuro physical and behavioural needs. In addition, the ward supports people who have had a stroke, who may then go on to develop further neurological conditions, such as vascular dementia
- Dalby – our 9-bedded ward for patients who have completed the transitional pathway and are now on their final stages, pre-discharge, with an emphasis on community access
Burton Park works closely with the patient, family and funding authorities and we conduct regular CPA/case reviews involving all parties, to discuss the journey and plans for the future.
On admission all patients’ physical health care is managed and readiness for discharge is reviewed with the patient and wider MDT on a regular basis. An individual transition plan is formulated together with the patient/ involved agencies/ future providers and once identified we also work closely to ensure a successful discharge.
Focus on Safety
Our absolute priority is to make sure we operate safe and effective services 24/7 and that all staff understand what is required of them to make that happen. Click here to read more.
An environment suited to recovery
Our aim is to provide a service and environment that will promote positive change. We are able to use a wide range of therapeutic approaches to achieve this, including:
- Life Story work
- Therapy sessions including relaxation, anger management, cognitive stimulation, psychoeducation, reminiscence, healthy living
- Neurobehavioural programmes
- Positive behaviour support
- Occupational therapy sessions including self-care, community access, kitchen skills, cleaning, hobbies and interests
- Communication skills, including social interaction
- SALT sessions including dysphagia support, difficulties in communication and swallowing disorders
- Use of standardised clinical assessment measures
- Needs relating to aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive communication disorder and dysphagia, alongside any other prominent communication needs
- Social worker sessions including social skills preparation, housing forms and support, benefit form completion, signposting to services
- Physio sessions including general exercise and wellbeing and specifically tailored physio programmes
- Focused rehabilitation nursing providing consistent approach to care and treatment programmes
Progression is monitored using a range of outcome measures including:
- St Andrews Swansea Neurobehavioural Outcome Scale (SASNOS)
- Overt Aggression Scale – Modified for Neurorehabilitation (OAS-MNR)
- St Andrews Sexual Behavioural Scale (SASBA)
- Functional Independence Measure –Functional Assessment Measure (FIM-FAM)
- Model of Human Occupation Screening Tool (MOHOST)
- ABI HONOS
- Rehab Complexity Scale
- Length of stay
Burton Park is a recipient of the 2016 and 2017 ‘RAID award for excellence in working with challenging behaviour’ by the Association of Psychological Therapies.
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
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