REGISTRATION,POLICIES & PROCEDURES
THE WHITE HOUSE & GALLERY
All of our rooms are single occupency with their own ensuite. All rooms have their own keys and locks to ensure your privacy. We will not enter your room without knocking and being invited in by you.
Its important to keep in contact with family and friends and visitors are welcome to come and see you whilst your stay with us. We ask that visits are planned with the service manager to make sure that they do not interfere with your treatment. Free car parking is available and public transport links are close by.
We aim to support you to make the changes that will help you get back to being at home fulltime. The length of treatment will be recommended after you have been for an assessment with our Multi discplinary team. During your stay this will be reviewed on the weekly basis . The length of treatment will depend upon how severe the eating difficulties are and how you respond to treatment.
When it has been agreed that you will be coming for inpatient treatment you will be given your patient handbook. This will have all the information regarding what to bring and what is not required or permitted. Our service manager will be able to talk to you and advise on what you might need.
You will be invited to come for an assessment if you have been referred to us or if you are self referring. This will mean coming at The White House and meeting with our Psychiatrist and Dietecian. During the assessment we will ask you questions about your personal history and how the eating disorder affects your day to day life. You will be shown around the house and have the opportunity to ask questions.
Understandably most people find being away from home in a strange place difficult at first. We aim to make your stay as friendly and comfortable as possible and the team is always on hand to talk to you. Most people get used to being here and see that although they would prefer to be at home they know it is important to stay to move towards recovery. You will not be forced to stay against your will as all patients come to us on a voluntary basis.
Support can be given through groups and workshops aimed at helping families/partners support their loved one.
YES. During your treatment, weekly review meetings will be held where you will have the opportunity to discuss your progress and your treatment.
Will I be forced to eat?Our ethos does not involve forcing anyone to eat. We recognise that eating certain foods causes distress and we will work closely with you to help you work through these difficulties. Our treatment involves helping you to develop a positive relationship with food where you feel more relaxed about eating a balanced diet.
Treatment is over seen by the Multi discplinary team who will meet with you once a week. Day to day nurses and service manager will work closely with you to help you create goals for your prevention or recovery.
All food and diet is provided as part of your treatment. Our diet has been carefully put together by our Lead Dietician to help you restore your physical health. For this reason only food prepared on the premises is offered and patients are not able to bring in their own food items.
Post: The White House, Limerick Close, Ipswich, IP15LR, Suffolk, England
Phone:+44 (0) 1473 740872
Fax: +44 (0) 1473 206 588
referral email: firstname.lastname@example.org