Priory Hospital Chelmsford

Address

Stump Lane

Springfield Green

Springfield

Essex

CM1 7SJ

England

Overall rating

Requires Improvement

Yes
Yes
28
0
Randomly / on suspicion
Yes
No
No
No

Eclectic/integrated

12-step (inc MM)

CBT/social learning

Treatment is integrated, eclectic and holistic: it is designed to specifically meet the needs of the addict. The programme structure and intensity engender self-discipline and replicates the focussed, obsessive nature of the addict in a positive, constructive way. The task-oriented, staged process implements visible progress to addicts, thereby motivating a relinquishing of the 'sick role' in favour of taking responsibility for effecting change.

n/a

n/a

n/a

Information and advice encouraged to use self-help groups.
A twice-weekly aftercare group is provided for a year after treatment at no extra charge.
2
15
0
3
0
13
Group recreational activitiesSelf-help group meetings

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

18
65

Male and Female

No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
The Priory has psychiatrists and nursing staff trained in dual diagnosis. There is a consultation and ongoing communication with the patient's best interests put first
The Priory will exclude clients with acute mental health problems.
This will depend on withdrawal syndrome. Alcohol withdrawal - a sliding scale regime of chlordiezepoxide is given. If relapse occurs during treatment, there is an exclusion from the group for two days. Heroin dependent clients are (mainly) prescribed a Britlofex regime as recommended in the BNF.

n/a

Limited
No
No
Full
None

n/a

Yes
Yes
Yes
2
20
12
0
0
20
0
0
0
13
0
0

n/a

Not Known

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n/a

Assessments are done by the responsible psychiatrists and/or addictions treatment programme therapist. Both of these aim to gain a comprehensive overview of the client and their problems. Validated assessment tools are used, such as cage and sassi.
None, apart from the opportunity to meet residents.
The Priory will discharge clients for: *relapse *demonstrating an on-going lack of desire to engage in the programme.
Independent hospital
No
Yes

n/a

South East
Essex

n/a

April 2003 Priory group ATP audit which includes Quads components.

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24 hours
The Priory Hospital Chelmsford - CM17SJ