Huntercombe Hospital Stafford

A tranquil environment for recuperation and recovery

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Huntercombe Hospital Stafford

Ivetsey Bank,
Wheaton Aston,
Stafford ST19 9QT

Tel: 01785 840000 

Fax: 01785 842 192

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Huntercombe Hospital Stafford

At Huntercombe Hospital Stafford, we offer children and young people with mental health needs a tranquil environment where they can recuperate and recover.

Set in an old country manor house on well-maintained grounds, we have three units to look after children and young people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia; other complex mental health conditions, such as bipolar disorder and self-harm; and we have a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) for those who require specialist treatment and have been admitted under the Mental Health Act. We also have on-site education from key stage 3 through to GCSE and A levels, so there’s no need to worry about missing out on school.



Getting here

  • Set in a rural location close to Stafford

  • Located on the A5 just a few miles from junction 12 of the M6

  • Telford and Stafford train stations both close by

  • Birmingham International Airport, half hour drive away

  • On-site free parking

What's here

  • Safe and secure facilities, with CCTV

  • 39 beds in three units – a general unit, an eating disorders unit and a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU)

  • On site Ofsted Registered Independent Specialist School

  • Occupational therapy kitchen and nutritional support

  • Supported family meals on-site

  • Outdoor sports area, including basketball court and a gym

While you're here

  • Excellent activities and events programmes for patients and families

  • Fully CQC-compliant on-site education from key stage 3 through to GCSE and A levels

Care at Huntercombe Hospital Stafford

Eating Disorders

We treat both males and females with a diagnosed eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. We aim to return patients to a healthy weight and to change the problem behaviours causing the eating disorder.
We work closely with our families and carers to give our patients the best chance of recovery when they go home

General CAMHS service

This service is for young people who have long-standing, complex mental health issues to deal with. These young people need some time in a safe environment with a team experienced in a broad range of mental health problems to work through their issues.

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

This is commonly called "PICU". It is a service for young people who are going through a sudden mental health crisis, and who pose a high level of risk to themselves or to other people. These patients usually need immediate inpatient treatment in a safe setting. Patients using this service are detained under the Mental Health Act.
We work with these patients to draw up a treatment plan aimed at trying to get young people back to life in the outside world. It is not unusual for patients to move into our General CAMHS service for a short time before moving on completely.

What people say about us

Reviews of our approach and how we've helped our patients

You all gave me the support I needed even when I felt like I didn't need it.  You also never gave up on me even when I gave up on myself.  If it wasn't for you I don't think I'd be where I am now.

Former patient
February 2018

Brilliant service, great communication between family and staff. Feel very included in my son's care. Very friendly from receptionists to doctors. Thank you for all your support for myself and my son.

Parent of former patient
February 2018

You all played a part in literally saving my life. Whilst I was at the hospital I had to do GCSE examinations which all went great due to the organisation of the teachers at Huntercombe.

Former patient
December 2016

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me my daughter back. The staff at Huntercombe were fantastic gaining my daughter's trust and building her confidence.

Patient's family
December 2016

Thank you for everything you've done… You made sure everything was right and if it was wrong you fixed it and put it right.

Former patient
December 2016

Thank you so much for all the support we received.  You all got me back on the right track and helped me find me.  My family and I can't thank you all enough. I'm going to miss you all.

Former patient
December 2016

Advice and Support

Committed to improving participation in care

We are committed to keeping families and carers involved in a young person’s care, and work hard to improve our patients’ participation in care planning, training and recruitment.

The Huntercombe Hospital Stafford team

We have recently strengthened and improved the expertise in our clinical team by increasing our therapy, social work and nursing staff. For full profiles of our team members, please click below.

Who we work with

We work with Wolverhampton University and Staffordshire University.