Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa

Treating young people (13-25 years) with eating disorders

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Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa

Station Road,
Worcestershire WR12 7DE

Tel: 01386 853 523

Fax: 01386 852 403

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Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa

Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa is hospital that offers treatment to young people who have an eating disorder, most commonly anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa.  The interior design of the hospital is contemporary and comfortable and incorporates our young people's art.

We look after patients aged 13 to 25, mainly as inpatients but sometimes as day patients. Normally young people stay with us for around three to four months. We welcome both NHS and private patients.

We’re proud of the team we have at Cotswold Spa. Our consultant and therapists have many years’ experience working with people with eating disorders. Our full team consists of medical, nursing and therapeutic professionals including family therapy, psychological therapy, dietetic input and access to a social worker.

Our bedrooms are arranged over two floors: one floor for those patients aged 13-17 and one floor for the 18-25 age group.  Each floor has its own lounge and all patients have access to laundry facilities.

During that time, we aim to restore you to a healthy weight and help you achieve a good relationship with food. We offer a range of therapeutic groups and workshops aimed at helping our young people to think about what is happening to them, to feel comfortable expressing their feelings and to make changes to their behaviours. Crucially, we put everything in place to help you continue to remain healthy and happy after you’ve left us.

In November 2017, CQC rated Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa as "good" across all five domains.

"Patients and parents told us that staff were kind, genuinely interested in their wellbeing and treated them with dignity and respect...Staff involved patients and parents and partners in their care, treatment and rehabilitation... Staff supported patients to manage their diet, their education, their physical health and emotional needs" (CQC, November 2017)

NHS England Midlands and East undertook a service review of Cotswold Spa in June 2018.  This review considers how Cotswold Spa are performing against NHS England Contract Quality Requirements.  To read the full review, please click on the link below:

NHSE Service review 2018

Getting here

  • We are five minute walk from the centre of Broadway, one of the most charming villages in the Cotswolds

  • By car, we’re within easy reach of the M5, M40 and M4

  • We’re a 10 minute drive from Evesham railway station, and just over half an hour from Cheltenham Spa station

  • Birmingham airport is around an hour away by car

  • We have a small car park and there is a public car park just around the corner

What's here

  • We have 12 bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms

  • Recently refurbished – with decoration and facilities chosen by our young people

  • Fully equipped skills kitchen for young people and their families to cook and eat together

  • Garden areas with orchard and outside therapy cabin

  • On site Ofsted registered Independent Specialist School

While you're here

  • Continuation of school and college work

  • Therapeutic and social activities programme

  • Patient laundry facilities

  • Wide range of therapies including family therapy

Care at Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa

Inpatient treatment

Our hospital is for young people with an eating disorder, predominantly Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa.The average length of stay is 3-4 months.We work very closely with our families and carers to give our young people the best chance of ongoing recovery when they go home.

Day patient service

Alongside our inpatient service we also provide a day patient service. Young people arrive at about 8.00am in the morning and go home after the evening meal. The day is spent in individual and group therapy sessions, working on recovery plans and activities and being supported through meal times.

This service is most suitable for young people who are already working hard on their recovery from their eating disorder, who need intensive support, but not to the level that inpatient treatment offers. Young people joining our day patient service are assessed prior to joining the service to make sure they are physically stable enough to be appropriate for the service. Some young people join the day patient service as a step down from inpatient treatment to help with their transition to community care.

Who we treat

We offer treatment to both male and female young people between the ages of 13 and 25 years, who have an eating disorder diagnosis which is identified as their most significant problem.

What people say about us

Reviews of our approach and how we've helped our patients

From day one I felt that I was an equal partner in my daughter's process to recovery. I was invited and attended (when possible) all weekly/monthly meetings.  I participated in all... Read more >


To my nurse, thank you for all your kind words and encouragement, you're such a sweet caring person it's nice to know that I could always come to you with a problem and you'd try your best to fix it.

Former patient

I am so impressed with how the team are on top of the physical observations.  I feel you are a great team and more on it than anybody... You provide person-centred and holistic care... Read more >

Family member

Advice and Support

Here to support young people and their families

We like it when families are actively involved in a loved one's care, helping us to set the right goals for each young person. There are plenty of opportunities to bring your own personal touches to day to day life here at Cotswold Spa.

The Huntercombe Hospital Cotswold Spa team

The hospital is run Pauline Wilson. She is supported by a team of psychiatrists, therapists, nurses, support workers, teachers and dietitians.

Who we work with

We work closely with the University of Worcester, Worcestershire Children's Safeguarding Board and advocacy services