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Dog Kennel Lane
DN21 5UD
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Telephone 01427 666 080
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Priory Hospital Lincolnshire is a low secure unit for males with mental illnesses and personality disorders. Located in Gainsborough in Lincolnshire, the hospital has 28 beds to support those who are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Our service consists of two wards:

  • Lancaster – 14-bedded ward for males who require stabilisation and support to decrease their levels of challenging behaviour
  • Scampton – 14-bedded ward providing continuing care with a focus on rehabilitation, community reintegration and preparing the person to move further along the care pathway, or to community living

Our approach

Priory Hospital Lincolnshire provides a full treatment pathway for those requiring rehabilitation, and we focus on patients learning new skills, embedding these in everyday life, progressing to maintenance of skills that are necessary for community living, as well as reducing risk behaviours and promoting health and quality of life.

There is a continued emphasis on the rights of patients, their quality of life and promotion of independence, that enhances the patient experience and prepares them for community living.

Patients at this hospital could also go on to benefit from our specialist secure services care pathway. Priory Suttons Manor provides support for older, more vulnerable patients, who may require a slower paced environment and more specialist care. Located North East of London, Suttons Manor provides longer-term nursing support and maintenance therapy and incorporates both physical and mental health needs.

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.

Real work opportunities

When it is appropriate in a patient’s care pathway, we also support individuals in developing their skills for future employment, including help with developing CVs, using the internet and computers, and taking part in voluntary work.

The environment

We believe that the environment in which therapy takes place, is just as important as the treatment itself, so we provide a range of on-site facilities which are utilised as part of the intensive care that we offer. These include:

  • Rehabilitation kitchen
  • Gym
  • Activity room
  • Multi-faith room
  • Computer room
  • Quiet room
  • Spacious outdoor grounds
  • Patient shop
  • Seclusion facility on Cedar ward

We also ensure that access to the community and opportunities for social interaction outside of a hospital setting, are a key part of recovery. Patients are encouraged to access courses at local colleges, attend local leisure centres and utilise other community-based activities.

The team

Priory Hospital Lincolnshire's full time specialist multidisciplinary team is made up of:

  • Consultant forensic psychiatrist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Social worker
  • Consultant psychologist
  • Multi-skilled nursing team
  • Recovery workers
  • Speech and language therapy

The therapy and treatment that we provide at Priory Hospital Lincolnshire aims to optimise each patient's psychological, occupational and social wellbeing through both individual and group work, and is tailored to meet the needs of each patient, to support them to move on to a safe and appropriate community placement as soon as possible.

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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

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

0800 090 1356
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