The Cloisters is a male 34-bedded hospital set within a peaceful environment on the edge of Newbury. The service provides specialist mental health treatment and active rehabilitation for male patients working towards a life back in the community.
We are well-placed to accept patients requiring higher levels of care, providing more intensive therapeutic support in our high dependency rehabilitation ward. This is supported by a community facing rehabilitation ward and flats, offering a robust care pathway that promotes independence and reduced lengths of stay.
We measure the effectiveness of our treatment and interventions based on the positive impact they have on the individual and their family/carers. We aim to involve our patients in their care as much as possible to enable them to gain a sense of control over their lives.
Our approach is concerned with:
- Increased social inclusion
- Reintegration into the local and wider community
We want our patients to remain valued members of society and contribute to their local community. We believe that our patients will be able to develop strategies to re-skill and to restore their former capacity by managing their symptoms, care and treatment.
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.
The Cloisters is easily accessed by nearby transport links and is situated close to local shops. Two gyms are nearby, along with a hairdressers and links to a local Church. We are within easy access of Newbury College and are also close to a large retail park with a variety of shops and a superstore.
Greenham Common offers patients the chance to take nature walks and spot local wildlife. The town of Newbury is a short bus ride away and offers a weekly market and many more shops, restaurants, a library and a theatre that shows regular productions throughout the year.
Patients all have access to:
- Spacious, modern, en-suite bedrooms
- A peaceful garden
- Relaxing therapeutic areas
Individuals can access the local area independently on a regular basis to complete their therapeutic programme which can include:
- Volunteering project off site – patients work alongside other members of the community enabling them to meet new people and have fun
- Attending the local college – offers a diverse range of courses to meet all abilities
- Access to the local gym/hospital gym instructor
The Cloisters also has strong links with ‘Sport in Mind’ and our patients play sport on a regular basis.
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust
A number of our beds are commissioned by West Berkshire Foundation Trust who oversee the governance and performance of the service as well as operating as our gatekeeper.
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
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