29 November 2012
New home for eating disorders services
AWP's eating disorder services have been brought
together under one roof for the first time, offering improved
facilities for patients.
The inpatient and community arms of the STEPs eating disorders
team are now both operating from refurbished facilities on the
Southmead Hospital site in Bristol.
an increase from six to 10 inpatient beds plus new group and
individual therapeutic spaces, meal preparation areas and dining
Service users and carers will now be able to experience a smooth
care pathway with a range of support provided under one roof. This
ranges from the high intensity support of an inpatient stay,
through to highly specialised outpatient work on a group or
individual basis and ongoing support for carers.
Adam Deuchars, ward manager, said, "We are delighted with the
new facilities and it is great for the inpatient and community
service to finally be together under the same roof. All the moves
were worth it. We can now work creatively with eating disorder
sufferers in a positive, warm and welcoming environment. The
feedback so far from service users has been highly encouraging and
You can read more about the Trust's eating disorders
services by clicking here.