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.

If you would like to view our latest CQC inspection report, please click on the link below:

CQC Inspection Report June 2016

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

You have given us our daughter back. Thank you for all your support (especially through the difficult times).  All the staff are a credit to the service.

Parent of former patient
January 2017

You have given me my life back and improved my mental and physical health greatly. I couldn't have done it without you.

Former patient
December 2016

Thank you for all the support and input into my eating disorder recovery. I will remember and utilise the skills that I have learnt in order to help me continue with my life.

Former patient
December 2016

You have given us our daughter back. Thank you for all your support (especially through the difficult times).  All the staff are a credit to the service.

Patient's family
December 2016

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 with support from Beaulah Nyatoro, regional director for CAMHS. They are 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