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Ellern Mede Moorgate

In direct response to recent demand from families and referrers in South Yorkshire and the Midlands for more provision of eating disorder services for young people aged 8 to 18 and 18 to 25, Ellern Mede has opened Ellern Mede Moorgate in Rotherham in Autumn 2019. We offer standard and High Dependency inpatient care, day care, outpatient and other services for NHS and private customers.

Ellern Mede Moorgate

Ellern Mede Services are proud to be opening a new inpatient and outpatient eating disorders treatment centre, Ellern Mede Moorgate, where we hope to be able to treat both children and young people aged 8 to 18, separately 18 to 25, as well as transition care services for young people aged 18 to 25.

The new centre opened in September 2019. It is well situated with good transport access, in a lovely leafy suburb of Rotherham. This is a modern, spacious, light and airy building with the very best quality of safety features for vulnerable patients. It has two six-bed units, each with en suite rooms, therapy rooms, treatment rooms, a nurse station, dining room, lounges and quiet areas.

The new 12 bed centre is purpose-built to mirror the high standard of environment and quality of care we offer at all our Ellern Mede centres, which have become 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 disorder cases.

 Ellern Mede Moorgate’s independent school provision will be for children and young people, aged 8 to 18 years with eating disorders, who are either admitted as inpatients or remain with the school after discharge.

Ellern Mede School in London has been consecutively rated as “Outstanding” By Ofsted in 2014 and 2018.

About Ellern Mede Services

Ellern Mede Services was established in 2000 and has been providing evidence-based specialised treatment for children and young people with eating disorders ever since. We support children and young people aged 8 to 18 years, with a full care pathway to achieve exceptional rates of recovery.

Ellern Mede Ridgeway cares for up to 28 inpatients; Ellern Mede Barnet up to 16 inpatients and both centres provide outpatient services, group and individual therapies, and post discharge outpatient support. We liaise closely with community and primary care services to support patients following episodes of specialist eating disorder care.

Admission Criteria

As an independent provider, we cater for patients from anywhere in the UK and the world, funded either through personal means, most major medical insurers and government funding. We work in partnership with the NHS, families and other professionals. Note that NHS referrals can only come through the NHS not through families and that your GP is your gateway to NHS services.

  • Age 8-18 years, 18 – 25, and Transition Services
  • 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)

Our treatment approach focuses on physical and mental stabilisation.  Weight management and restoration is supported by an intensive therapeutic programme which often includes working with families or carers during and post discharge unless this is not advised. Our High Dependency Unit service can be described as Eating Disorder Intensive Care (EDIC) which is very similar to what is often called a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). 

Therapies at Ellern Mede Moorgate

Ellern Mede has a full multi-disciplinary team who offer both individual and group therapy. Therapeutic approaches are is tailored to suit the needs of the patient and their individual stages of treatment.  Psychiatry-led Multidisciplinary Team interventions include but are not limited to:

  • Psychiatry, Psychology, Dietetics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Activities, Meal Support
  • Family Therapy & Parent or Carer Psycho-educational Support
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT)
  • Psycho-education Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy

If you would like more information about our full range of services, please contact Peter Curtis, Managing Director of Ellern Mede on 020 3209 7900, or email [email protected]

Ellern Mede Moorgate’s telephone number is 0203 981 7252


Demand for our services tells us there is a great need to expand eating disorder programmes of a flexible nature across wider areas of the UK. Many patients travel to London for our inpatient care from the Midlands and Yorkshire. We hope to offer them our services closer to home.”

Dr Hind Al Khairulla

Ellern Mede, 136 Moorgate Rd, Rotherham S60 3AZ, UK

NHS referrals

Ellern Mede has provided specialist Tier 4 eating disorder services to the NHS since 2000. We respond to referrals within 24 hours.

Private referrals

Call now for immediate access to Ellern Mede specialist private eating disorder services. Accepted referrals begin treatment within two weeks or faster in emergencies.