Mill Garth Hospital is a 21-bedded locked rehabilitation and recovery service suitable for males aged 18 years and over. The hospital focuses on active rehabilitation and recovery for those with mental illnesses and personality disorders.
We believe that anyone with a mental health condition should be given the best chance possible to lead a happy and fulfilling life, and our aim is to provide individuals with the confidence and skills to move or return to the community.
Our team includes a consultant, ward manager, deputy ward manager, therapists, senior staff nurses, staff nurses and health care workers. We all adopt an integrated treatment approach and our care plans are developed alongside the patient. We encourage patients to be a part of the decisions that are made for their treatment and recovery and these are appraised within the patient review meetings. Alongside this, all patients’ recovery pathways are reviewed and discussed regularly with their primary nurses. This enables a collaborative approach to help support the patient in achieving their identified goals and which embeds itself within the overall recovery-focused methodology.
Everyone receives an individualised timetable of activities, available seven days a week, which can include one-to-one or group therapy consisting of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), anger management sessions and problem solving skills.
We promote social inclusion and our links to the local community enable our patients to take part in voluntary work, education and have access to local support networks. We also actively encourage families and carers to be a part of the treatment process and they can attend review meetings when possible.
Occupational therapy programme
Senior occupational therapist, Katie Lunn and hospital director Claire Carroll, discuss the initiatives the occupational therapy (OT) and wider team have developed and what this means for patient outcomes.
Katie explains, “By supporting with self-care, productivity and leisure we are addressing all aspects of a person’s life. We are looking at them in a very holistic manner. We help them to develop skills in the areas where they need support, to not only help them with their independence while they are here with us at Mill Garth, but importantly so these skills can be taken with them back into the community.”
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.
Situated in the Meanwood area of Leeds, we are just two miles north of Leeds city centre, which allows for easy access to a vibrant community with useful amenities that our patients can enjoy. The hospital provides a safe, friendly and welcoming environment that is ideal for building therapeutic and trusting relationships, to promote rehabilitation.
Our homely setting provides a range of facilities that include:
- En-suite bedrooms, including safer rooms
- A rehabilitation kitchen
- On-site gym
- Patient-led café
- A large and relaxing lounge area
- Communal areas with pool tables
- A spacious garden
These facilities encourage real working and vocational opportunities and allow for group sessions such as cooking groups and walking groups.
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
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