Inpatient eating disorders service (Northern Centre for Eating Disorders) - children and adolescents

Childern and young people services - Trustwide

The Trust's Northern Centre for Eating Disorders(NCED) provides specialist inpatient treatment for patients with eating disorders.

The centre is made up of two special eating disorder units:

The Evergreen Centre is a consultant-led, specialist 12-bed unit which provides an exceptionally high quality, caring environment for young people with eating disorders living in Northumberland, Tyne and Wear,County Durham, Tees Valley, and North Cumbria, who need inpatient care.

The service delivers individualised care in a purpose designed environment, ensuring all aspects of patients' needs are addressed. A highly trained, specialist, multi-disciplinary team offers specialist assessments, physical and nutritional rehabilitation and a full range of psychological interventions, on an individual and group basis with social and occupational recovery approaches. 

The centre's eating disorders team works jointly with the local community teams and patients' families to ensure there is a smooth and safe transition back into the community on completion of care within the eating disorders centre.

The centre will offer the best possible care to help people reach a point in their lives when they no longer need to stay in hospital. It is situated in the grounds of West Lane Hospital in Middlesbrough, alongside two other Tier 4 child and adolescent mental health service inpatient units.

Young people leaving the Evergreen Centre will have a stable eating pattern and will be better able to manage the rest of their recovery in their own homes or local community.

Eating disorders are extremely complex conditions. We know and understand that people suffering with an eating disorder, and their family or carers, can find themselves in an extraordinarily frightening world of anxiety, leading to feelings of isolation and despair.

For further information on our services and treatment contact:

The Northern Centre for Eating Disorders Centre

The Evergreen Centre

West Lane Hospital

Acklam Road



Tel. 01642 529672

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Contact details for Consultants and Ward Manager for this service

Dr Sarah Bartlett
Consultant Psychiatrist
01642 529672

Craig Halpin
Ward Manager
01642 529787 

Dr Jo Etherington
Consultant Psychiatrist
01642 529672

Contact details for the Associate Clinical Director and Head of Service

Dr Jose Mediavilla
Associate Clinical Director

01642 529673

Jackie Ennis
Head of Service
01642 529627