|Service location:||Springfield University Hospital|
|Address:||Eating Disorders Child and Adolescent Inpatient Service - Wisteria Ward, Ground Floor, Building 3, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, Tooting, London. SW17 7DJ|
|Contact name:||Joanne Wallace, Modern Matron and Eating Disorders Service Manager|
|Telephone number:||020 3513 6728/5406|
|Specialities:||Child and Adolescent Mental Health
|Opening hours:||Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.|
|Visiting hours:||Monday to Friday 7pm to 8.30pm. Weekends 2pm to 3.30pm, 4pm to 6pm and 7pm to 8.30pm. Only two visitors are allowed per patient.|
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust is one of the largest and longest established NHS specialist eating disorders services in the UK providing the full range of inpatient, outpatient and community treatments for eating disorder in two units:
The eating disorder services offered include assessment, treatment and management of people with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, eating disorder not otherwise specified. We provide a range of evidence-based care packages tailored to the needs and recovery of patients.
|Who the service is for:|
This service is for patients from across the country.
|How to get referred:|
Referrals are accepted from child and adolescent mental health teams or an equivalent service.
We can accept the following referrals:
This unit accommodates 12 patients, either as inpatients or day attendees, providing recovery-based treatment programmes that focus on family intervention.
The range of therapies include group and individual therapy in the form of cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and exercise therapy, as well as social work, specialist nursing care, dietetics, and occupational therapy.
There is a strong focus on family interventions as this is shown to be the most effective therapy in treating young people with eating disorders, in accordance with NICE guidelines. These interventions include family therapy, parents groups, and supported family meals. As part of our family focus, we have a family accommodation suite. This enables families to stay over and spend time with their children and participate in family therapy, as well as eating with their children, which is fundamental in terms of recovery.
Our onsite school helps young people stay in mainstream education. Ofsted rated it "outstanding" for all 24 categories that make up the overall ranking. It is believed to be the first time ever that this type of specialist service has received a clean sweep of top scores, more.
New: The Arthur Crisp High Dependency Unit (HDU) is an annex of Avalon Ward for the treatment of severe eating disorders for both adults and child and adolescents. The Arthur Crisp HDU opened in March 2012 and is has been designed to address the recommendations of the Management of Really Sick Patients with anorexia nervosa (MARSIPAN) report.
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