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Who we are

We provide a highly specialist in-patient  national service for adults between the ages of 18-65 years, both male and female,  diagnosed with a severe eating disorder, mainly Anorexia Nervosa.

See the visitors reception room

Who is the service for

Local and national adult patients who require in-patient admission for the assessment and treatment of an Eating Disorder.

Conditions we treat

We Cover the following conditions:

Binge Eating
Anorexia nervosa
Bulimia
Eating disorders

Where to find us

Harewood House, Building 1 (top floor)
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
Tooting
London
SW177DJ

Telephone: 020 3513 6910 / 6338
Email: anne.black@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk

Our Opening hours

We are a 24 hour service however visiting times are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 3.45pm-6pm and 7.15pm-9:00pm
Weekends: 2:00pm-3:20pm  3.45pm-6.00 and 7.15pm-9:00pm

Who you might see / our staff

  • Jo Wallace: Modern Matron
  • Anne Black: Ward Manager
  • Giovanni Galavotti: Consultant Psychiatrist

What you can expect

All people who use our services get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They  will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or if your needs are more complex,  a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact and you can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.  

How to contact us

Ward reception: 020 3513 6910 Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm

Ward Nursing office: 020 3513 6266 the nursing office is contactable at any time, however nurses may be attending to patients and may not answer immediately.

Out of hours you can access On site Nurse Advisor via switchboard on 0203 513 6666.

Ward Manager: email: anne.black@swlstg-tr.nhs.uk


Referrals

How to get an appointment

From an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area, Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians,

Who Can Refer

GP, Care Co-ordinator

From an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area, Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians.

GP, Care Co-ordinator

Referals should come from an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area. Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians,GP, Care Co-ordinator

Referrals should be a letter faxed to 020 3513 6105 or to the dedicated/secure email address: ssg-tr.nationalreferrals@nhs.net.

The relevant paperwork accompanying the patient referrals should be a letter faxed to 020 3513 6105 

The letter should be addressed to Dr Giovanni Galavotti/Jo Wallace and should include brief history including recent Body Mass Index (BMI), bloods, Electrocardiogram (ECG).

Other useful information

Patients may call the ward to clarify what can be brought and what is prohibited.

Contacts for referrers

Sally Rickelsford: Team Administrator
Anne Black: Ward Manager
Jo Wallace: Modern Matron
Giovanni Galavotti: Consultant Psychiatrist


 
 

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