Priory Hospital Dewsbury is a high dependency rehabilitation service situated in a community location in West Yorkshire. The hospital provides specialist inpatient care 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 care service for males presenting with very agitated or aggressive behaviour, with a focus on Huntington's disease and dementia.
The hospital is split as follows:
- Hartley Ward – high dependency rehabilitation ward for severe and enduring mental health
- Jubilee Ward – neurocognitive/dementia service for those showing agitated or aggressive behaviour including Huntington's
They both focus upon active rehabilitation and recovery for those requiring a bespoke package of care.
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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.
Hartley Ward is a 16-bedded, high dependency inpatient rehabilitation ward for males. We care for those with multiple or severe co-morbid conditions, significant risk histories and challenging behaviours.
We also provide an ‘in-house’ step down section of the ward which caters for more independent individuals. It has its own lounge and kitchen, and patients are provided with a self-catering budget to manage by themselves.
Our focus is on thorough ongoing assessment, maximising benefits from medication, engagement, reducing challenging behaviours and re-engaging with families and communities.
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