Elysium acquires specialist eating disorder hospital

Joy Chamberlain, CEO, Elysium Healthcare

Elysium Healthcare has expanded its presence in the specialist eating disorder market with the acquisition of Cotswold Spa Hospital from the Huntercombe Group for an undisclosed sum.

The small facility specialises in treating young people aged between 13 and 25 with eating disorders, particularly Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Although it predominantly provides inpatient treatment, it also sees day patients and works across both the private sector and the NHS.

Elysium Healthcare chief executive Joy Chamberlain said: ‘The Cotswold Spa Hospital provides a highly specialised service caring for very vulnerable young people and adults who have serious eating disorders. This is a very complex service and I have been so impressed by the level of expertise within the hospital. I am looking forward to welcoming the service into our Children and Education Division.’

BC Partners-backed Elysium has grown rapidly since its launch in November 2016 with the acquisition of 22 former Priory/Partners in Care facilities from Acadia Healthcare. It now has 75 sites spanning disability services, neurological and specialist mental health care through to Child and adolescent mental health services, rehabilitation and acute and intensive care.