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mbond69

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Looking for impatient hospital private or nhs that most closely follows Maudsley model . Involve family more . One that isn’t solely based on terrorising them to eat . Which just isn’t working for our daughter .
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mbond69,

Can you tell us exactly where you are in the UK because it will be easier for us to make suggestions.
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Our experience of The Priory in Altrincham, Manchester has been the opposite. They havebeen fantastic with her. The atmosphere on the unit is relaxed but firm. The staff are lovely, always happy to talk. There are 2 consultants. The one we have been under is also very caring and committed. It is an adolescent unit, so the atmosphere can be a bit like a boarding school at times. In our experience the patients have been very supportive of each other. There is family therapy and parents are observed and encouraged to supervise their child's meals (when out on leave).
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Thank you that’s good to know .
We are in London
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We were happy overall with Rhodes Wood, just outside of London, and our daughter made good progress there. We were encouraged to get involved in family therapy, meal supervision and given support when planning her discharge. Interestingly she would recommend it to other girls (she was just turning 16) in her situation. I’m happy to chat to you about it if you want to get in touch
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Have you looked into the intensive treatment programme at the Maudsley? I have no direct experience, but it sounds great. I have seen some very positive posts about it on this forum.
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mbond69,

I assume that d's consultant psychiatrist from your local ed service made the referral to the IP unit where your d is placed.

This is the person to whom you should complain and ask for a transfer to a place of your choice.  I have heard good things about Rhodes Farm and there is also the Huntercombe Hospital in Maidenhead which is in the South East as well, although you would need to check on what age group they take.

What is happening to your d is totally unacceptable, falls far short of best practice and the psychiatrist needs to know this so that they do not waste any more time or money purchasing inadequate care for patients.   If the placement is used by the ed service and is within the same health authority, this presumably is the IP facility that they routinely use.   However I am sure he/she will be sympathetic to your request if you raise your concerns.  If it is a general psychiatric unit, it would appear that there is no clinical lead or expertise for treating eating disorder patients and this needs to change.  



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