The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics provides a range of clinical services, aimed at meeting the nutritional needs of patients in various disease states. We apply the knowledge of food, nutrition and other related disciplines, such as biochemistry, physiology and social science, to promote health, prevent disease and assist in the management of illness.All patients are screened using the MUST screening tool on admission to the hospital. If a patient is found to be at risk of malnutrician, they are assessed by the dietician.
A Clinical Nutritionist practices the science of medical nutrition therapy, becoming involved in the management of those patients requiring either nutrition support via the oral, enteral or parenteral (intravenous) route when referred by the hospitals medical and surgical specialties. Other roles include nutrition assessment and intervention including the modification of nutrients and consistencies of foods for specific disease states on an individual basis. Patient services are provided in the in-patient, outpatient and day care settings.
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Conditions treated on an outpatient basis include: