"WONDERFUL hospital. It's not a hotel, you're..."
About: Priory Hospital Roehampton Priory Hospital Roehampton London SW15 5JJ
Posted by Anonymous
I have to disagree with the negative comments on here. My experience of the Priory was and remains extremely positive. In fact it saved my life. I cannot recommend it enough. The staff are second to none, but they won't suffer fools or tolerate nonsense. I might suggest that those not happy with the involvement in decisions about their care or felt they weren't treated as they'd expect were too unwell to make those decisions and/or still in some denial about their illness. The Priory is a hospital, not a 5 star hotel. You aren't on holiday and if you want to get better then you must expect tough love I'm afraid. Remember, the hospital will have seen it all! I was in for alcoholism and have now been sober for 16 months, without the support I received and continue to receive from the Priory (giving ex patient shares, keeping in touch, attending functions), I'm not sure I would even be alive. Acceptance of the problem is the first step. I also suffered with an eating disorder as a teenager and sufferers are just as, if not more, manipulative than addicts. If you are considering going into the Priory or wanting a family member/friend to seek treatment there, you really can't go wrong unless the patient has other ideas and rebels against 'rules' or expects to be treated like royalty. Recovery is hard work and if you want a holiday then this is not the place for you!