Independent residential hospital in Norwich, Norfolk, specialising in the treatment of eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge-eating disorder.
Founded in 1996, Newmarket House, is an independent residential hospital dedicated solely to the treatment of eating disorders. It continues to be a dynamic, developing service, achieving the highest standards and recognition in this field.
It works closely with the NHS as a provider of a 'niche' resource to both local East Anglia trusts and to purchasers in other parts of the country.
Newmarket House is a ten-bedded unit occupying a spacious Victorian house set in a large garden one mile from the centre of Norwich. The building is spacious, well appointed and maintained, and retains the ambiance of a family home.
Newmarket House offers patients:
a philosophy based on a person-centred approach
a calm, optimistic environment within a climate of honesty and openness
safe and effective treatment for eating disorders
a programme designed to reinstate both physical and psychological well being
the opportunity to explore and rediscover their sense of identity
the chance to develop and practise living skills
close support for their families and carers
respect for individual, cultural, and religious backgrounds
flexible discharge planning, to ensure continuing recovery
The first step
Newmarket House welcomes enquiries and visits from those suffering from eating disorders as well as their doctors, families, carers, and friends. However, formal referrals are usually made by either a psychiatrist or physician.
Newmarket House accepts referrals fulfilling the following criteria:
a primary diagnosis of an eating disorder
aged 18 and over
the patient is willing to accept treatment on a voluntary basis
patients must be able to accept fluids and food orally
the belief that the treatment offered at Newmarket House is appropriate to the needs of the prospective patient
The eating disorders treatment programme in Norwich
Newmarket House provides the intensive treatment of a hospital programme within a non-clinical environment.
On admission, each patient is appointed a nursing team. A collaborative alliance between the patient and the multi-disciplinary team is established and nurtured. The patient’s physical health is regularly monitored and assessed. The care plan that is devised for each individual takes into account psychiatric evaluation, medical and nutritional considerations, and an assessment of psycho-social skills and it follows a staged treatment programme. During treatment, changes to the care plan are made at weekly review meetings through consultation between the multi-disciplinary team and the patient.
Nutritional rehabilitation is a vital element of recovery. On the patient’s arrival, the Newmarket House dietitian will assess the patient’s nutritional needs and tailor a safe refeeding programme. Food is freshly prepared by the Newmarket House cook and is of a high standard. The menu includes the nutrients essential for the restoration and maintenance of physical health.
The weekly therapeutic programme is designed to reinstate both physical and psychological well being. A structured programme, coordinated by the occupational therapist, provides a wide range of therapies based on psychodynamic, cognitive, and psycho-educational methods.
cognitive behavioural therapy; to provide a means of identifying links between thoughts, emotions, physical symptoms, and behaviour
group psychotherapy; to encourage the individual to express emotions and develop communication skills within a supportive environment
assertiveness training; to explore the individual’s own responses and the responses of other people while discovering the meaning of personal responsibility
anxiety management; using mindfulness techniques to enable the individual to cope with challenging situations
nutritional rehabilitation; to discover the benefits of a healthy diet
equine assisted therapy, to help individuals overcome fears, discover new
methods of problem solving and coping techniques, and to develop self esteem
Patients are encouraged to discover new means of self-expression through creative writing and various forms of art and music. Yoga and relaxation sessions also are included in the weekly programme.
All patients are offered weekly therapy with an individual psychotherapist. The issues that may have precipitated and maintained their eating disorders are explored. The individual is encouraged to question the meaning their eating disorder has for them, to discover new ways of expressing their emotions, and to gain wider freedom of expression. The aim is that the patient will grow in confidence and develop a sense of self.
"I would like to take this time to say a massive thank you for giving me the time and chance to turn my life around; it was hard and very difficult at the time. But with the support and guidance from the staff I managed to stay focused and work through the difficult and painful times. This is how I got to be where I am now, it was a time in my life I’ll never forget but only learn from."
153 Newmarket Road
Intuition Communication Ltd bears no responsibility for information published on this website, which concerns or relates to advertisers and their products and services. Read Disclaimer in full.