Eating Disorder Service
What we provide
Rhodes Wood Hospital is a specialist Inpatient Eating Disorder service for children and young people aged 12 up to 18 years. Each treatment programme is tailored to the needs of the young person.
The service provides a warm and nurturing environment so that we can identify and understand the symptoms, patterns and origins of psychological distress and help patients manage their condition. Our service supports not only the mental wellbeing of young people but also their educational, emotional and physical needs.
Our hospital is based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. All the children and young people have their own en-suite bedrooms which are light and spacious. We actively encourage them to personalise their space to make it feel like a home from home, with pictures, posters and personal items.
We have an on-site Ofsted Registered school to support children and young people to continue with their education while in hospital. This helps to ease re-integration and transition home when they are ready for discharge.
Whom we treat
We treat children and young people aged 12 up to 18
years, male and female with a primary diagnosis
of eating disorder or a co-morbid presentation
(other psychological or mental health issues).
CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CRT – Cognitive Remediation Therapy
MVT – Motivational Enhancement Therapy
We offer an evidence based inpatient treatment programme focusing on moderate to severe eating disorders. All our inpatient wards have access to a lounge, dining space, kitchen area and quiet room.
We focus on four stages in the recovery process:
Stage 1: Re-establishing eating
Stage 2: Re-establishing eating with Family
Stage 3: Getting out and about
Stage 4: Getting back to normal life and preventing relapse
All patients that have completed a full treatment programme will be entitled to 12 weeks aftercare. This can be extended further than 12 weeks at an additional cost.
We treat children and young people aged 12 up to 18 years, of all genders with a primary diagnosis of eating disorder or a co-morbid presentation (other psychological or mental health issues).