Residential eating disorders facility a first for Wales


Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The first residential centre in Wales to treat people affected by eating disorders is to open at Rumney, in Cardiff, later this year. The Welsh Centre for Eating Disorders is being established by Welsh based company, Trevillian Care Services. It will receive NHS referrals from GPs and consultant psychiatrists in Wales for people diagnosed with, or presenting symptoms of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and atypical eating disorders. The accommodation will comprise 26 inpatient facilities with social, educational and therapeutic facilities. The centre¹s director of operations Keith Woodall said outpatient and day service would be also be provided at the unit, which will deliver specialist therapeutic interventions, aiming to reduce the relapse rate of patients “The centre will answer a desperate need in Wales,” said Mr Woodall. “We know that patients and their families are urgently seeking help and this facility will become a centre of excellence to provide that help.” The announcement is made just a matter





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