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Ellern Mede Derby, Breaston, Derbyshire

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Ellern Mede Derby is located in the village of Breaston, Derbyshire. The site has generously spaced grounds and parking, and offers the highest quality of inpatient bedrooms, dining rooms, treatment and therapy rooms, leisure and visiting areas.

Ellern Mede hospitals are widely recognised as a UK leader in the treatment of eating disorders. At our other three hospitals in England we have successfully  treated thousands of young people with  eating disorder and pervasive arousal withdrawal (PAWS) conditions over the last 20 years, gradually increasing bed capacity throughout that time.

Ellern Mede Derby is our fourth hospital. All quality inspections have now concluded including Care Quality Commission registration, and we are in current talks with the East Midlands Provider Collaborative to agree how we can best support them for eating disorders care.

We treat young people aged 8 to 18 and 18 to 25, offering the best eating disorder inpatient care, including high dependency. We serve both NHS and private customers. We also offer private step down community follow up care after discharge.

Ellern Mede Derby

Ellern Mede Derby is an inpatient eating disorders and PAWS treatment centre and school. The newly refurbished and extended building was completed in January 2022. We received Care Quality Commission Registration on 1st July 2022. We are well staffed and open to new patient enquiries from July 2022. To make an enquiry please fill in our web forms for private or NHS care.

The hospital has two wards – ground floor Derwent ward for 7 young people aged 8 to 18 and  the upper floor, Trent Ward, is for 10 young adults aged 18 to 25.

Our yet-to-be registered school will offer patients education to GCSE and A-Level for young people to age 18. This will be managed by the same OFSTED-outstanding team that runs Ellern Mede Group’s existing hospitals. Local Authority funding is applied for in partnership with patient families for this education provision.

Read our CQC report here

Refer your patient to our service

We accept both NHS and private patients.

To make an inpatient NHS referral to Ellern Mede Derby please email and fill in this form.

High quality building and spacious gardens

Ellern Mede Derby is in a beautiful rural village setting 8 miles east  of Derby and 9 miles west of Nottingham. We have named the wards after the two main rivers which run through Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

The existing building has been completely refurbished and re-designed to the highest safety and quality standards and it has also been extended. The building is large and the garden area to the rear, about three times larger than the footprint of the whole building, will provide plenty of recreational outdoor space for healthy patient activities. Click here to watch a video showing the building from an aerial perspective.

Large ensuite rooms

Ellern Mede Derby’s modern, spacious, light and well ventilated bedrooms and therapy rooms will help towards patients experiencing a healing environment. We provide the very best quality of safety features for vulnerable patients. Each ward has large ensuite rooms,  therapy rooms, treatment rooms, a nurse station, a dining room, lounges and quiet areas.

Adult Patients’ Information Brochure

Child Patients’ Information Brochure

Family and Carer Information Brochure

Internationally renowned

Ellern Mede hospitals are internationally renowned for achieving high rates of sustained recovery, as well as outstanding educational support, for young people who have some of the most extreme eating disorders.

Admission Criteria

  • Age 8-18 years and 18 – 25
  • Diagnosis of an eating disorder and related conditions
  • Informal or Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Most types of eating disorder as a primary diagnosis
  • Pervasive Arousal Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

Eating Disorders Intensive Care (EDIC) as well as early stage treatment

We have two treatment programmes – a standard and an intensive. An intensive programme is similar to than you would expect to receive in a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit or PICU.

Weight management and nutritional restoration is supported by our Specialist Doctors and Dietitians. Our intensive psychiatric and psychological therapeutic programmes address the underlying triggers of the eating disorder and teach skills for life outside of hospital. Our approach includes working closely with families or carers wherever that is possible,  We work with community teams to ensure post discharge support is co-ordinated.

If you would like more information about our full range of services, please call us on 01332 949513

If you would like more information about the School, please email


“Since admitting our first patients to Ellern Mede hospitals around the UK, they have consistently provided treatment transforming young people’s lives and providing a much needed specialist eating disorder and PAWS treatment service ”

NHS England Commissioner


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Ellern Mede Services Brochure 2018

Ellern Mede Derby Family Information

Ellern Mede Services Brochure 2018

Ellern Mede Trent Ward Patient Information

Ellern Mede Services Brochure 2018

Ellern Mede Derwent Ward Patient Information

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NHS referrals

Ellern Mede provides specialist Tier 4 eating disorder services to NHS England, the NHS and similar bodies throughout the UK and Great Britain. Our NHS referrals contact is Aanika Patel. We will aim to acknowledge receipt of your NHS referral within 24 hours. Admission depends on bed availability. 

Private referrals

Call now for information on how to obtain a specialist referral and apply for Ellern Mede specialist private eating disorder services. Accepted referrals can begin treatment within two weeks. We cannot offer emergency appointments and if you are in a crisis, please contact NHS 111 or A&E.