Eating Disorders Inpatient Program
What we do
We have an 8 bed inpatient unit and provide treatment and care in response to each person's individual needs, with a minimal key goal of restoring the person's medical stability.
We have two streams of treatment, each tailored to suit the individual needs of the patient.
With a strong emphasis on recovery, stream A aims to restore normal eating and return the person to normal body weight. Stream A is appropriate for:
- First admission or early in the course of the illness
- People with a long-term illness and a strong motivation to change
Stream B is appropriate for people with a long-term illness and a history of multiple admissions without achieving full recovery. The illness is debilitating and compromising health and function. The aim of treatment is a short admission (a maximum of 2 to 3 weeks after re-feeding) and to improve the person’s quality of life.
Stream C is appropriate for people with long term illness and a history of multiple admissions without achieving full recovery, but who present as severely underweight and medically compromised. The level of being underweight means the patient may require a longer admission to gain the necessary nutrition to maintain quality of life
Admission to the Inpatient Program is indicated by the following:
- at least a moderately severe diagnosis of anorexia, bulimia or other eating disorder variants
- the patient has not responded to outpatient or day patient treatment
- severe co-morbid psychiatric illness
- potential for, or actual medical instability
- inadequate social supports