P-04-505 Eating Disorder Unit in Wales



We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to inform the Welsh Government of the urgency and necessity to provide a specialist eating disorder unit in Wales.

Additional Information:

We would like to see a specialist eating disorder unit built in Wales to reduce the stress and disruption of traveling so far from family and friends by having to go to England to receive treatment. In 2007 the government acknowledged that there was no specialist treatment in Wales and that this needed to change, yet 5 years on we are still waiting for that change. I know from personal experience how hard it is to be in hospital so far away from home and believe that an eating disorder unit in Wales would make the process of treatment and recovery easier for welsh sufferers.



This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 04/02/2020.

The Committee considered the petition alongside P-04-408: Child and Adolescent Eating Disorder Service and agreed to close both petitions given that a detailed independent review of eating disorder services has been carried out and the Welsh Government is scrutinising health boards’ responses to the review’s recommendations, as well as providing additional resources itself.

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 08/10/2013.


Petition raised by:  Keira Marlow


Date petition first considered by Committee: 8 October 2013


Number of signatures: 526


Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

First published: 02/10/2013