Opening hours 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Dietitians provide a clinical service to all the inpatients areas besides A&E and run regular outpatient clinics in the main outpatient area.
Dietitians assess, treat and diagnose diet and nutrition problems by using the most up to date scientific research on food, health and disease which we translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
They promote the well-being of individuals and communities to prevent nutrition related problems. Dietitians have a wide range of responsibilities including working with people with special dietary needs, evaluating and improving treatments, informing the general public about nutrition and educating patients/carers and other health professionals.
The unit can:
- Undertake nutritional and dietary assessments
- Provide appropriate dietary advice and information
- Negotiate an individual dietary action plan
- Monitor the individual’s progress as agreed in the plan
- Liaise with the referrer and others involved in the individual’s care
- Provide training to other health professionals on nutritional issues