Priory Hospital Preston is a 38-bedded independent mental health hospital, specialising in the management and treatment of acute mental ill health and eating disorders. Opened in 1998, the hospital has established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care together with an extensive range of services delivered across three units:
- Bartle Ward – 10-bedded eating disorders
- Cottam Ward – 12-bedded acute mental health
- Rosemary Ward – 16-bedded acute mental health
Our services work in partnership with the NHS to provide the best quality outcomes for all the patients in our care.
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.
The Bartle Unit provides effective individualised programmes of care for the successful treatment of anorexia, bulimia and other related conditions.
This unit offers a range of facilities, services and expertise including:
- A well established, welcoming environment
- Quality Network for Eating Disorders (QED) accreditation
The first step to recovery for the patient is to undergo an initial assessment to identify the issues, make any diagnosis and draw up the most appropriate treatment plan. Support offered on our eating disorders programme includes:
- Occupational therapy
- Group therapy
- A dietitian
- A psychologist
Acute mental health
We have two acute psychiatric wards for adults in crisis and who need safe monitoring and assessment as well as medication management.
On these wards, we provide a full therapeutic timetable that is run by occupational therapy and our activity co-ordinator. The team use a holistic approach towards the patient and this includes their physical care.
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
If you are from the NHS and would like to make an Acute Mental Health or Eating Disorder referral, please call our 24 hour Customer Service Centre on