Malcolm Campbell appointed as Chadwick Lodge manager

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The Priory Hospital Chadwick Lodge and its sister service Eaglestone View have appointed experienced healthcare manager Malcolm Campbell as Hospital Director.

Malcolm qualified as a mental health nurse in 1986 and has worked in forensic mental health services since 1987. He has held senior management positions in low, medium and high secure services. Malcolm joins the Priory Group from Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust where he held the role of Director of Specialised Services, managing adult medium and low secure services, tier 4 child and adolescent mental health services and adolescent forensic services across 145 beds.

Chadwick Lodge, in Eaglestone near Milton Keynes, is a 52-bed medium secure unit providing specialist treatment programmes for male and female patients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) and have a history of offending behaviour. The hospital is renowned for its sex offender treatment, its interventions for personality disordered patients and its forensic addictions treatment programmes. In addition, it offers tailored care to patients who present with a dual diagnosis of mental illness/personality disorder and mild learning disability.

Chadwick Lodge forms part of the care pathway for Chadwick Lodge and Eaglestone View offering a comprehensive care progression plan for patients, which encourages a step down programme from medium to low secure and through to complex care and rehabilitation.

Eaglestone View is a 41-bed low secure hospital specialising in patients with multiple needs who require a setting that provides physical and psychological security.

It cares for patients with complex and enduring mental illness who need low security to achieve stability in order to benefit from multidisciplinary interventions, helping them move on to community settings whenever possible.

Matthew Franzidis, chief operating officer at the Priory Group said: “Malcolm is an experienced professional with skills and knowledge that will be invaluable to his new position.

“His leadership and experience in the mental health sector will allow him to support the hospital and build on the excellent care and treatment already being offered by both services.”