Ellern Mede Moorgate

Ellern Mede Moorgate hospital and school in South Yorkshire is a well established specialist eating disorders haven for patients. We successfully  treat many young people with  eating disorder and pervasive arousal withdrawal (PAWS) conditions. We treat young people aged 8 to 18 and 18 to 25.  We offer standard and high dependency inpatient care for NHS and private customers. We also offer step down follow up care for gradual discharge.

Ellern Mede would like to thank the CQC for their feedback and to confirm that the service is well on the way to making the necessary quality improvements and changes that are required to bring Ellern Mede Moorgate to the high standard of care delivery that we expect. This important transformational work is being led by a newly appointed experienced Hospital Manager, who has a proven track record in managing complex health care settings.

Since the CQC inspection of our service at Ellern Mede Moorgate and receiving a rating of Inadequate, significant developments have been made that have already led to improvements in care. The full report provides a more detailed representation of the hospital and its commitment to the patients than the rating alone and includes some of our strengths, positive practices and quality initiatives that benefit our patients through their challenging journey battling with eating disorders and other mental health conditions.

Kate Majid, Managing Director of Ellern Mede said “Ellern Mede Moorgate is a highly specialist Eating Disorder Service with a successful track record of caring for some of the most vulnerable and complex patients in the area.

Whilst the nature of the care we provide is often challenging, we are very proud of the work that our devoted staff teams carry out each day to make this possible. We welcome feedback from our partners, our patients and our families and have acted on this swiftly so that we can continue to grow and improve. We have taken the feedback from CQC very seriously and are already working at pace to carry out the quality improvements required.”

Ellern Mede Moorgate

Ellern Mede Moorgate is an inpatient eating disorders and PAWS treatment centre and school. The hospital has two wards – INCA ward for young people aged 8 to 18 and Aztec Ward for young adults aged 18 to 25 as well as an OFSTED registered school providing education to GCSE and A-Level for young people to age 18 and in some cases, separately funded additional educational enrichment or support.

Refer your patient to our service

We accept both NHS and private patients. To call Ellern Mede Moorgate call 020 3981 7252 and to make an NHS referral email nhs@ellernmede.org or fill in this form.

Take a Video Tour and read CQC Report

Click here for a video tour of the service. The centre is well situated in a lovely leafy suburb of Rotherham, easily accessed from both the M1 and the M18 and just a block away from Rotherham General Hospital. The Ellern Mede Moorgate School is on site with its own premises. To read our latest Annual Report for this site, please click here

Large ensuite rooms

Ellern Mede Moorgate is a modern, spacious, light and well ventilated building with 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. We also have two landscaped garden areas for patient recreation. Click here to read our Patient Information Brochure.

Internationally renowned

This 12 bed-centre provides a high standard of environment and quality of care. The Ellern Mede Group is 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.

Ellern Mede Moorgate School provides either privately-funded, or Local Authority-funded, education to GCSE and A-Level with a broad curriculum able to create bespoke programmes to match whatever a young person is learning at their mainstream school.  Read the 2022 OFSTED report about Ellern Mede Moorgate School.

Admission Criteria

  • Age 8-18 years, 18 – 25, and Transition Services CAMHS to Adult treatment
  • 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)

EDIC is like PICU

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. 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).

If you would like more information about our full range of services, please call us on 0203 981 7252.

If you would like more information about the School, please contact Emma Heeley on 0203 981 7246.


Ellern Mede Moorgate is providing treatment to many patients; transforming young people’s lives and providing a much needed specialist eating disorder and PAWS treatment service to South Yorkshire and other areas.”

Dr Hind Al-Khairulla, Medical Director

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.