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Eating Disorders Day Unit

Who we are

We are a 5 day service, Monday - Friday, for up to 10 male and female clients each diagnosed with an eating disorder and who need a more intensive treatment programme.

Who is the service for

This service is for adults with a diagnosis of an eating disorder who live in Merton, Wandsworth, Kingston, Richmond or Sutton.

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Binge Eating
Anorexia nervosa
Eating disorders

Where to find us

Springfield University Hospital
Entrance 3, Harewood House
61 Glenburnie Road
SW17 7DJ

Telephone: 0203 513 5000

Our opening hours

Monday - Thursday  8:00am - 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 2.30pm

Who you might see / our staff

A range of professionals work in the multi-disciplinary team including nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, psychotherapists, dieticians and outreach workers.

Key staff include:

Abigail Cardwell: Team Manager

Dr. Mira Lazarova:  Consultant 

Dr. Elizabeth Holloway:  Associate Specialist 

Natalie Stevens Nurse and Deputy Team Manager



What you can expect

People who use our services first get an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also 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. Treatment is offered through groups and individual sessions including community based activities to assist in transferring skills to your home and social environments.  Length of stay varies depending on individual goals for treatment from 4-6 weeks up to a year.


Referrals are made via GP to Eating Disorders Outpatient Team who then refer onto the Day Unit if appropriate, or via the inpatient ward (Avalon)

This is a tertiary service. Referral is made via our Outpatient Team or from Avalon Ward. We do not accept direct referrals from the community.

Referrers should contact the outpatient admin office.

Telephone: 020 3513 6747


Other useful information

Useful links
A UK charity supporting anyone affected by Eating Disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

b-eat Helpline: 0345 634 1414