What We Do
Dietitians work as part of a multi professional team of specialists who treat patients.
This involves working closely with doctors, nurses, speech therapists and other health care professionals, to ensure the best care is provided.
- We provide a service to adults & children.
- We provide individual therapeutic dietary advice to patients on the wards, in outpatients departments, specialist clinics, including weight management and day units including chemotherapy department & renal dialysis unit, in nursing homes, and when required see patients in their own homes.
- We work with patients who require special dietary advice with a range of conditions some of these include:
- Diabetes, kidney and liver disease
- Chest conditions, heart disease, stroke
- Diseases of the gut
- Patients with poor nutritional status, weight loss
- Children with faltering growth, food intolerances and cystic fibrosis
To support our work
- We provide training and education to patient groups, including DESMOND and DAFNE (for patients with diabetes) to health care staff and students.
- We provide resources of up to date written information.
- We perform research, and development in nutrition and auditing of our practice.
- We liaise with the catering department; ensuring hospital meals meet patient’s nutritional and dietary requirements.