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. 

Our team-

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.

  • Louise Harte (All Areas)
  • Deirdre Kelly (diabetes)

      Tel (066) 7164518

      Fax (066) 7164525


Conditions treated on an outpatient basis include:

  • Obesity
  • under-nutrition/failure to thrive
  • cholesterol lowering & lipid modification
  • diabetes (type 1, type 11 and gestational)
  • healthy eating for children
  • indigestion & reflux
  • irritable bowel syndrome & the FODMAP Diet
  • inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis & chrohns)
  • coeliac disease
  • diet for conception and pregnancy
  • diverticular disease
  • constipation
  • renal diet
  • Sports Nutritionietary Stoma Advice

Opening Hours

Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) 


  • Appointments can be made via GP Refferal. 
  • The Dietetic Department also accepts direct referrals. A direct referral can be made by phoning the above contact details. 
  •  Appointments outside of opening hours may be accomodated if required. 


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