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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 first Food and Drink Strategy, which outlines our ambitions over the next three 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.

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