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General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
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About this location
Mansfield Road
NG15 0AR
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Telephone 01623 727 900

Priory Hospital East Midlands, located between Nottingham and Mansfield, is a 28-bedded specialist acute and psychiatric intensive care service for female patients.

We offer individualised care packages for patients and every individual is allocated their own consultant psychiatrist and named nurse. We specialise in managing behaviours that lead to distress, which is supported by a strong team of psychologists and occupational therapists. Our multidisciplinary team specialises in positive behavioural support planning, to help patients in managing and developing new strategies to improve their distress and trauma.

Littlemore Ward

10-bedded psychiatric intensive care unit for females of working age. The ward is proficient at nursing patients in a severe phase of their mental health illness and it integrates current best practice to promote recovery.

Our multidisciplinary team has vast experience in managing high levels of patient distress, which allows our ward to admit from vast clinical settings including other mental health inpatients wards, and accident and emergency departments.

Barton Ward

9-bedded acute service which provides treatment for females of working age. Barton Ward’s aim is to act as an extension to NHS care pathways during times of fluctuating capacity and flow. This allows more people to receive care and treatment, continuity of care and allow for minimum disruption to patients and their loved ones.

Barton Ward works collaboratively with family/carers and a host of CCGs, to strive for minimum lengths of hospital stays, with the aim of discharge into the community when possible.

Harris Ward

9-bedded ward currently under retooling and refurbishment - scheduled to open 2023.

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.

NHS 24/7 Emergency Placements

If you are from the NHS and would like to make a PICU referral, please call our 24 hour Customer Service Centre on: 0800 090 1356

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Our approach

Patients are offered a wide range of vocational and educational opportunities at this hospital and a varied timetable which includes their choice of therapeutic and meaningful activities to suit individual needs and interests.

The occupational therapy programmes focus on promoting independence in the community and the development of day-to-day living skills.

This includes:

  • Individual cooking practice
  • Budgeting
  • Creative writing
  • Breakfast club
  • Social club
  • Hobbies
  • Occupational therapy drop-in groups for patients who may wish to discuss any issues with their allocated occupational therapist
  • Community walking
  • Vocational card craft
  • Relaxation
  • Community aqua aerobics/swimming
  • Healthy living
  • Vocational knitting

The environment

The hospital offers a pleasant environment which includes en-suite bedrooms, lounges, quiet rooms, occupational therapy kitchen and a gym. Each ward also has its own safe garden for use by patients.

We believe that the environment in which treatment takes place, is as important as the therapy itself. East Midlands also provides:

  • Library
  • Computer room
  • Multi-faith room
  • Tennis court
  • Rehabilitation kitchens, on and off the wards
  • Multi-functional rooms for arts and crafts
  • 2 therapy rooms
  • Access to the community in local small towns with a good bus link
The team
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Referrals and admissions
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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

How to find us
NHS 24/7 Emergency Placements

If you are from the NHS and would like to make a PICU referral, please call our 24 hour Customer Service Centre on

0800 090 1356
View PICU Bed Availability
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