Dietitians are the only legally-registered nutrition professionals. They are governed by an ethical code to ensure that they always work to the highest standard. They are qualified to translate scientific evidence about nutrition into practical dietary advice tailored to the individual. They provide impartial advice about nutrition and health, food related problems and treat diseases and ill health.
Nutrition is a vital part of the hospital’s holistic approach to health. The nutrition and dietetic service is run by a registered dietitian and nutritionist providing effective, evidence-based nutritional assessment and advice tailored to the individual. Upto- date scientific research on food, health and disease is translated into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.
People with a wide range of diet related concerns can be referred to the nutrition and dietetic service. Some of the more common conditions seen at the clinic include:
Food allergy and intolerances
Gastrointestinal problems for example Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Women’s health issues including PCOS, PMS and menopause advice
Rheumotological and bone conditions with a dietary or nutritional element
There is also a multidisciplinary weight loss programme at the hospital.
Any adult patients with nutritional and dietetic concerns related to their health.