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General enquiries: 0800 138 8680
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About this location
Middleton St George
County Durham
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Telephone 01325 333 192
Fax 01325 333 883

Middleton St George, close to Darlington, provides specialist inpatient care for adults with mental health needs, who present with complex needs and behaviours that challenge, in a safe and supportive environment. 

The hospital has 70 en-suite beds, across five wards:

  • Hazelwood & Oak – female personality disorder service
  • Dalton – rehabilitation and recovery for females with complex mental health needs
  • Linden – rehabilitation and recovery for males with complex mental health needs
  • Thoburn – 24/7 acute mental health admission and treatment service for males and females

In addition, an off-site step-down community house called Station Road is within easy access of the hospital. This provides a service for three male patients, who have moved through the appropriate care pathway to a supported living environment.

Our approach

Our comprehensive integrated services offer complete care pathways, allowing patients to transfer effortlessly between the most appropriate care, meeting individual needs, enabling recovery and re-engagement within the community, and maximising life opportunities.

Our multidisciplinary teams work in collaboration with patients and commissioners to deliver individual treatment programmes and adaptable care pathways, to allow individuals to progress towards a less restrictive environment and to independent living.

The environment

We believe the environment in which therapy takes place is just as important as the treatment itself. Across our services we provide:

  • Significant off-ward, spacious, relaxing and pleasant grounds
  • Occupational therapy suite
  • Fully equipped central gymnasium
  • IT rooms
  • Astroturf football pitch
  • Patient cafe
  • Rehabilitation kitchens
  • Multi-faith room
  • Access to a GP service

Referrals and admissions

We accept referrals from a wide variety of public sector organisations throughout the UK, including special hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, courts, medium secure units (MSUs), forensic lead commissioners, social services, NHS Mental Health Trusts, GPs, the police and others.

Our patients can be amongst the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive therapeutic interventions that encourage self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment.

We offer services for those with a wide range of mental health issues which may include:

  • Personality disorder with complex treatment and risk management needs, including factors such as co-morbid mental illness, self-harm or substance misuse
  • Mental illness and complex needs
  • Primary diagnosis of schizophrenia
  • Forensic history, including violence or abuse
Complex female rehabilitation and recovery
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Complex male rehabilitation and recovery
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Female locked rehabilitation and recovery
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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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