AnorexiCenter, owned by Capio, opens new unit in Malmö

AnorexiCenter, owned by Capio, opens new unit in Malmö Following the public procurement within the area of eating disorders, the Health Care District of south-western Skåne has signed an agreement with AnorexiCenter in Varberg regarding daycare and out-patient therapy for patients suffering of anorexia/bulimia. The 3-year contract has an annual volume of SEK 8,5 M and can be extended. After the turn of the year, AnorexiCenter will open a new treatment unit for patients in the catchment area of Malmö, Trelleborg, Svedala and Vellinge. This new unit will specialise in daycare and out-patient counselling. AnorexiCenter, having procured the whole volume, will now be responsible for vital parts of the region's daycare and out-patient operations. These operations are regarded as complementary to the services carried out at MAS University Hospital and Trelleborg's hospital. "- The new unit will continue to build on the successful concept developed at AnorexiCenter in Varberg and we know that this investment in Malmö is longed-for. There is a great demand for cognitive behaviour therapy and we are very happy to contribute to the expansion of eating disorder treatment in this part of Sweden", says Birgitta Jonsson, Concept Manager at AnorexiCenter. "- This boosts the Capio Group's successful investments in patients with eating disorders and we are currently the leading international network in Europe within this specialty", says Torgny Brenton, Head of Business Area Psychiatry and Executive Vice President of Capio. Since 1992, AnorexiCenter i Varberg AB has had clinics as well as training apartments and "step-down" living for persons suffering of anorexia and/or bulimia. The unit has 24 beds for in-patient care and also provides for out-patient care. Treatment is based on a scientific cognitive approach and comprises psychotherapy, eating training, physiotherapy, relaxation exercises, massage, social training, practical accomplishments, etc. The aim is to re-integrate the patient back into their normal way of living. Patients are referred by specialists in both child and adult psychiatry in the whole of Scandinavia as well as by the social service, the regional social insurance office, employees, etc. AnorexiCenter is part of Capio's Business Area Psychiatry, with operations in Stockholm, Varberg, the UK and Switzerland. Capio AB is listed on the O-list of the OM Stockholm Exchange. Gothenburg 5 December 2000 Capio AB (publ) For more information, please contact: P-O Jonsson, Managing Director, AnorexiCenter i Varberg AB 0340- 629830, 070-6547050 Ulrika Stenson, Vice President Corporate Communications, Capio AB 031-732 40 04, 070-590 07 23 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/07/20001207BIT00700/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/12/07/20001207BIT00700/bit0002.pdf

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