Nutrition and dietetics
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Food is one of the fundamentals of life; this fact becomes even more important when patients are in hospital. Dieticians at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust work to ensure that a patient’s nutritional state does not limit their recovery.
The dietetic service also provides outpatient services through general clinics and special clinics integrated in to areas such as paediatrics, renal and rheumatology. This may be through advising people on how to change their diet to manage a long-term medical condition such as diabetes or renal disease.
Equally, it can be supporting those patients who are unable to eat enough to meet their nutritional requirements. This is achieved through dieticians working with patients to identify appropriate food choices and, where necessary, specialised forms of artificial feeding.
You can see here our Food and Drink Strategy, which outlines our ambitions over the next thhttps://www.stgeorges.nhs.uk/food-drink-strategy-st-georges-university-hospitals-nhs-foundation-trust-2016-19-3/ree years to provide high quality and nutritious food to our patients, staff and visitors.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust dieticians work closely with catering to ensure that the meals provided are nutritious and meet the nutritional, cultural and religious needs of all patients.
This service is provided by two teams of Registered Dieticians who offer assessment, treatment and advice to people requiring dietary modifications in order to maintain and promote optimum health.
What we offer:
We provide a dietetic community service within all the following areas.
- Queen Mary’s Hospital inpatients
- Queen Mary’s Hospital adult and paediatric outpatients
- Brysson Whyte Unit Day Hospital
- St John’s Therapy Centre Day Hospital
- Beta Cell diabetes unit outpatients
- Cardiac rehabilitation, falls service and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease education
- Community dietetics clinics in Wandsworth Health Centres and GP surgeries
- Group education sessions for Type 2 Diabetes patients
- Intermediate care at Ronald Gibson House
- Domiciliary visits to housebound patients
- Care homes in Wandsworth
- Community paediatrics, including special needs children
- Home enteral tube feeding service for adults and children
- Community neuro-rehabilitation team and primary care teams
- Nutritional prescribing advice within primary care.
Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Tel: 020 8487 6432
Fax: 020 8487 6434
Community Dietetics Service
St John’s Therapy Centre
St John’s Hill
Tel: 020 8812 4155
Fax: 020 8812 4059
St George's Hospital
Claire Cullingham, Professional Lead for Dietetics, St John’s Therapy Centre, Community Services Wandsworth.
Tel: 020 8812 4054
St George's Hospital Clinics
General Adult Clinic
General Adult Clinic
Paediatric General Clinic
Paediatric Allergy Clinic
Paediatric General Clinic
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- Nutrition and dietetics – High energy foods
- Nutrition and dietetics – High energy foods for children with small appetites
- High Fibre Adivce for children with constipation
- Dietetics – Your diet following intra gastric balloon placement
Referrals should be made on the standard Dietetics referral form available on paper or electronically from the Dietetics Department.
Referrals for patients of all age groups are accepted provided they are registered with a Wandsworth GP.
Reasons for referral include:
- Weight management/obesity
- Cardiovascular disease
- Nutrition support
- Allergy/food intolerance
- GI disorders, including IBS/FODMAP
- Enteral tube feeding
Child nutrition and faltering growth.
All referrals to the Community Paediatric Dietitians should be sent to Queen Mary’s Hospital.
These are accepted as a referral letter from your GP. Referrals can also be made by consultants within St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Referrals should be sent to the Central Booking Service in Corporate Out-patients.
These are accepted by referral letter from GP’s or Consultants. Referrals should be sent to the Paediatric Dietitians at St Georges healthcare NHS Trust. We offer general clinics as well as a specialist allergy clinic. For children requiring eight reduction advice, please follow the patient management pathway for overweight.