The programme consists of a team of experienced and qualified professionals who are dedicated in working together to treat and support individuals and carers towards recovery from an eating disorder.
The programme provides a comprehensive assessment and tailored treatment according to the needs of the individual. The services are seamless and service-users can step-up or step-down from one aspect of the programme to another depending on their needs and stage of recovery. Treatment is delivered by an innovative multi-disciplinary team. The team works together with the participant and, if appropriate, families, to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing along their path of recovery.
The St Patrick’s Day Care Eating Disorders Service provides care for those over the age of 18 with:
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Eating Disorders, not otherwise specified (EDNOS) including binge eating disorder
- Obesity secondary to underlying binge eating disorders
Admission to the day care service is either directly as a step down from inpatient care or step-up from out-patient care. The day service is an alternative to hospitilisation for those who need extra support but can manage with a less intensive treatment.
The day care service runs from Monday to Thursday 9.30-4.30 and usually lasts around eight weeks depending on your individual needs and progress. Initially it is recommended to attend for four days per week and this is reduced over the course of the eight weeks. The majority of treatment provided is in group format but individual therapy is also available.
This programme is available for inpatients and day patients.