Priory Hospital Altrincham is a leading mental health hospital based in Cheshire. Set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens, we offer expert treatment and care in partnership with the NHS for:
- Child and adolescent eating disorders
- Adult acute mental health
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.
Treatment through the NHS can only be arranged by public bodies, such as mental health trusts and clinical commissioners. If you would like to know more about the process for accessing treatment on the NHS, your first port of call will be to speak to your GP.
Priory’s private services can be accessed via self-pay, and you may also be able to also access treatment through private medical insurance. For more information, please visit our Priory Hospital Altrincham private services page.
Adult acute mental health service
Altrincham’s acute service aims to achieve minimum lengths of stay by providing an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating demand. Our team works closely with referring Trusts and we work collaboratively with discharge teams, to ensure a smooth transition back into existing community services, or to an individual’s home where possible.
Our acute unit at Altrincham is Tatton Ward, a 14-bedded, mixed-gender unit for adults aged 18 years and older in need of care for a range of mental health conditions. A patient may:
- Be showing risk of violence and aggression
- Be at risk of suicide
- Have varying levels of risk
- Have previous failed placements
Child and adolescent eating disorder service
Set within extensive grounds and woodland, Rivendell Unit is able to care for 15 young people within its dedicated inpatient adolescent ward. The safety and wellbeing of every patient is our utmost priority. We treat young people with eating disorders typically from the age of 13 up to their 18th birthday.
Rivendell Young Person’s Unit at Priory Hospital in Altrincham, has been awarded a ‘Quality Network for Inpatient CAMHS (QNIC) Accreditation’ for another three years, having met several rigorous standards.
Achievements also included that ‘Young people facilitated a fantastic live tour of the unit with the support of the Ward Manager, and appeared to have extensive knowledge of the service. Young people reported they are treated with dignity, compassion and respect, and they feel that overall staying on the unit has been helpful for them.’
Our specialist team of clinicians work with young people to provide individually tailored care programmes, which address the physical symptoms of the eating disorder as well as any related psychological issues which may have contributed to its onset.
This is carried out in one-to-one and group therapies in addition to a comprehensive range of creative and educational groups, which address key psychological issues such as:
- Body image
We work closely with community teams to offer the young person the best opportunity to achieve their treatment outcomes, with the assurance of greater levels of care and support when needed.
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