Who we are
We provide a highly specialist in-patient national service for adults between the ages of 18-65 years, both male and female, diagnosed with a severe eating disorder, mainly Anorexia Nervosa.
See the visitors reception room
Who is the service for
Local and national adult patients who require in-patient admission for the assessment and treatment of an Eating Disorder.
Conditions we treat
Where to find us
Springfield University Hospital
61 Glenburnie Road
Telephone: 020 3513 6910 / 6338
Our opening hours
We are a 24 hour service however visiting times are as follows:
Monday-Friday: 3.45pm-6pm and 7.15pm-9:00pm
Weekends: 2:00pm-3:20pm 3.45pm-6.00 and 7.15pm-9:00pm
Who you might see / our staff
- Jo Wallace: Modern Matron
- Hachie Samasuwo: Ward Manager
- Giovanni Galavotti: Consultant Psychiatrist
What you can expect
All people who use our services get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or if your needs are more complex, a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact and you can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going.
How to contact us
Ward reception: 020 3513 6910 Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Ward Nursing office: 020 3513 6266 the nursing office is contactable at any time, however nurses may be attending to patients and may not answer immediately.
Out of hours you can access On site Nurse Advisor via switchboard on 0203 513 6666.
How to get an appointment
From an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area, Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians,
Who Can Refer
GP, Care Co-ordinator
From an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area, Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians.
GP, Care Co-ordinator
Referals should come from an identified Care Co-ordinator in their local area. Referrals are accepted by e-fax, email or telephone via Team administrator, and assessed by Lead clinicians,GP, Care Co-ordinator
Referrals should be a letter faxed to 020 3513 6105 or to the dedicated/secure email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The relevant paperwork accompanying the patient referrals should be a letter faxed to 020 3513 6105
The letter should be addressed to Dr Giovanni Galavotti/Jo Wallace and should include brief history including recent Body Mass Index (BMI), bloods, Electrocardiogram (ECG).
Other useful information
Patients may call the ward to clarify what can be brought and what is prohibited.
Contacts for referrers
Sally Rickelsford: Team Administrator
Anne Black: Ward Manager
Jo Wallace: Modern Matron
Giovanni Galavotti: Consultant Psychiatrist