Who do we treat?
A young person should receive treatment for their eating disorder within outpatient services whenever this is safe and effective, allowing them to remain in their home and community. However, for some young people, an inpatient admission is necessary, in order to provide the level of care and treatment they need.
Our inpatient service at Newbridge House is for:
- Young people, male and female, aged 8 to 18
- With a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa, eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS), food refusal
- Pathway assessment indicates inpatient admission is required
Younger patients are treated in their own unit, encompassing their bedrooms, a classroom and dining room. This means we can offer a distinct programme and environment for the younger patients, meeting their needs and enabling them to be with others of a similar age group.
For all our patients, our emphasis is upon effective treatment within the shortest duration; no young person should be in an inpatient unit for longer than is necessary for safety and lasting change.
The majority of our referrals come from the teams who are treating and supporting young people. Young people are usually in treatment with CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health service) and are considered for an inpatient admission if not responding well to community based interventions. However, we always welcome direct contact from parents and carers who want advice, information and wish to visit Newbridge House.