Priory Hospital Dewsbury is situated in a community location in West Yorkshire. The hospital provides a specialist inpatient service for adults and older age males with severe and enduring mental health conditions, who may also have an undiagnosed memory related illness.
We also provide a specialist neurocognitive/dementia care service for males presenting with very agitated or aggressive behaviour.
Adapting during the COVID-19 outbreak
Mark Rice-Thomson, Hospital Director of Priory Hospital Dewsbury, discusses how his team has adapted to support their current patients and continue to assess and admit patients during this challenging time.
The hospital is split as follows:
- Hartley Ward – rehabilitation and recovery for severe and enduring mental health
- Jubilee Ward – neurocognitive/dementia service for those showing agitated or aggressive behaviour
They both focus upon active rehabilitation and recovery for those requiring a bespoke package of care.
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A specialist 16-bedded male service set within apartment style sub-areas across a single story ward. This service is for individuals who require a period of comprehensive inpatient rehabilitation, to demonstrate progress in a step-down unit ahead of eventual discharge.
This service is also able to support those complex males that not only have a diagnosed mental illness but that also present with an undiagnosed or early onset memory related condition.
Individuals on Hartley Ward are supported to cater for themselves, take care of housekeeping and manage their own personal finances, gaining greater overall independence.
The apartment style sub-areas can also be used by patients who are especially challenging, have significant personal care needs and require a low stimulus environment. We aim to offer a bespoke environment that can be flexed dependent upon the patient we are supporting, at any one point in time.
This service complements psychiatric intensive care and secure services in the region, offering a clear recovery-focused pathway for all patients.
Jubilee Ward is a 16-bedded unit that provides specialist neurocognitive/dementia care service for males presenting with very agitated or aggressive behaviour. We offer bespoke packages of care, tailored to individual needs, which support management at different stages of the care pathway.
We have recently undertaken a full environmental review, ensuring that the service environment is specifically suited to those with dementia.
The gentlemen we care for are admitted from a range of settings, which include those from placement breakdowns (either at their own home or a care environment), from acute psychiatric wards, or from prison settings.
Jubilee Ward offers assessment and treatment through to end-of-life care.
We host a number of activities on the ward to support and engage patients, these include:
- Arts and crafts
- Trips out (where possible)
- Music afternoons
- Themed food evenings
The team produce newsletters for relatives, providing updates on their loved ones at Jubilee Ward, these include updates on activities they have been participating in, their treatment and care plans.
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