Our clinic recently had a situation of waiting with a patient who was losing 1 kg per week. They had a referral to a secondary service but some time away. The parents were very distressed.
Some useful resources for parents while they wait include:
- F.E.A.S.T info for parents
- Eating disorders. Mental Health Foundation
- Eating disorders. Health Navigator NZ
For clinicians: Regional clinical pathways page
As published in NZ Doctor and Research Review