The Regional Eating Disorders Unit

The Regional Eating Disorder Unit is a 12 bedded specialist inpatient unit for people with a severe Eating Disorder. The unit is located on the lower group floor of St John’s Hospital in Livingston. The unit works closely with community healthcare services across South East Scotland to provide individualised care for patients with an Eating Disorder from the Borders, Fife, Forth Valley and Lothian regions.

People may require admission to the inpatient unit to address the nutritional, psychological and/or physical health aspects of their Eating Disorder. The broad ways in which the regional unit can help people with a severe Eating Disorder are:

•          medical stabilisation

•          provision of nutritional support and re-feeding

•          addressing psychological & psychiatric instability causing worsening physical health

•          ongoing psychological assessment and treatment

Referral Criteria & Process

Referrals are only accepted from an established community team specialising in Eating Disorders. You cannot be referred directly to the regional unit by your GP.


The Unit is staffed by a specialist team of medics, nurses, psychologists, dieticians, physiotherapists, social workers, support workers and admin and clerical staff.

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Last Updated: 10/04/2018

St Johns Hospital
Howden South Road
West Lothian
EH54 6PP

Age Groups: (19-25) (25+)

Over 18 years old

Fees: No
Types of Support:
Nutrition and dietetics
OSFED - other specified feeding and eating disorders
Types of Service:
National Health Service
Types of Treatment:
Occupational Therapy
Other Psychotherapy