Market Weighton is a registered independent hospital, supporting males with severe and enduring mental health conditions, learning disabilities, those who could be on the autistic spectrum and those who may have complex presentations with behaviours that challenge.
Adapting during the coronavirus outbreak
Gary Sparks, Hospital Director at Priory Hospital Market Weighton, Yorkshire, discusses how his team has adapted to support their current patients and continue to assess and admit patients during this challenging time.
Our aim is to deliver rehabilitation, stabilise mental health, reduce the behaviours that challenge, develop daily living skills and actively maintain working relationships with case managers and community teams, to enable a smooth and successful transition to life outside the hospital environment.
The service is split into the following units:
- Eastfield View – a self-contained annexe providing a step-down service for up to 4 males who have developed some independent living skills
- Westfield View – set just outside the hospital ground this is an independently registered residential unit offering a clear pathway for patients stepping down from hospital, whilst offering support from the main hospital
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.
Market Weighton offers an enhanced quality of life and we support recovery through the provision of a comprehensive range of evidence-based care and treatment. The treatment pathway will support patients towards their individual goals and is designed to promote autonomy, safety management and transparent collaborative care planning.
The programmes that we offer to our patients are designed to help patients to:
- Understand themselves and their patterns of offending
- Practise better alternatives in order to lead productive, fulfilling and offence-free lives
The programmes are designed with maximum flexibility so the team can be responsive to the individual treatment needs of each patient. This provision ranges from full treatment programmes to top-up, relapse, and prevention sessions.
We emphasise the importance of helping all patients believe that their life and their situation can improve, and that they have a crucial role to play in improving their life.
We also offer a bespoke offender treatment programme for patients who have a significant forensic history. We facilitate a safe, structured and gradual reintroduction into the local community.
Market Weighton is committed to ensuring that a patient’s length of stay is at a level that fits in with their recovery and wherever possible, enables progression to a community environment. We offer an opportunity to maintain and develop appropriate strategies to facilitate movement through their individual pathway.
Physical healthcare needs are common within our patient group. Full access and registration with the community GP service is available for individuals and we have robust communication with the service to optimise and maintain physical healthcare.
Market Weighton is within a short drive of York and Hull, which makes the service ideally located for safe, structured and gradual reintegration into the local community.
Close links exist with local support groups, education and employment opportunities in order to help facilitate reintegration into the community. If appropriate, the team also provides a safe and supportive home for life, providing the least restrictive, best quality of life possible.
We also provide:
- Comfortable communal lounges
- Activity rooms
- A laundry room
- A dining room
- Quiet areas
The purpose-built hospital is an open service with a locked door policy. All bedrooms are well appointed and have en-suite facilities.
Learning Disability and Autism Programme (LDAP)
As a specialist rehabilitation and recovery service, we also support the LDAP Agenda. To learn more, please click here to read our full Learning Disability and Autism Programme (LDAP) guide.
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