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NUTRITION AND DIETETICS SERVICE

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service aims to prevent and offer effective dietary treatment for nutrition related diseases

 


The Nutrition and Dietetic Service aims to prevent and offer effective dietary treatment for nutrition related diseases. The service works with patients, carers, staff and the public and all ages across the population groups.

 

What is a Dietitian?

 

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about nutrition and food into practical dietary advice, as well as providing advice about nutrition and health, Dietitians also advise about food related problems and treat diseases and ill health. They may work in one or more specialist areas e.g. diabetes, children's health, cancer, renal, public health. Others work with people in the community, sometimes visiting them in their own homes.

 

They are a key part of the healthcare team and also have an important training and advisory role.


 

Inpatients -Vale of Leven Hospital

 

An Inpatient Service is available Monday to Friday:

 

  • When a referral is recieved we aim to responde within 2 working days from receipt of referral, 

  • Within 1 working day if the patient requires a specialised diet which is not available from the standard hospital menu options.


Nutrition and Dietetics

Contact Us

You can contact us on the following numbers:

 

Tel:  01389 828285

                    or

         0141 531 6355

Useful Information

British Dietetic Association website

 

Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed. (DESMOND)

 

Referrals can be made by patients, relatives, health professionals and other agencies.

 

Outpatients

 

  • Outpatients referred to the service are offered appointment in the following settings:

 

Outpatients clinics at:

  1. Clydebank Health Centre,
  2. Dumbarton Health Centre,
  3. Vale Centre for Health and Care,
  4. and the Vale of Leven Hospital Out patients department

 

  • Joint Consultant/multi-professional/team outpatient clinics e.g. diabetes, renal, paediatrics

 

Home Enteral Nutrition Service

 

This service is available to patients who cannot obtain adequate nutrition via the normal route (i.e. from a normal diet). Enteral nutrition is a way of providing nutrition and fluid via a tube, into the digestive tract. The Home Enteral Feeding Dietitian coordinates pre-discharge preparation and monitors the person after discharge.

  

Home Visits

 

People referred for nutrition and dietetic advice from Primary Care can be seen in the home environment or at out patient’s clinics as appropriate.

  

Patient Client Sessions

There are a range of Nutrition and Dietary education sessions provided by the Service.

 

These include:-

  •  Cardiac Rehabilitation

  •  Diabetes Group Education

  •  Coeliac Disease Annual Information Event

  •  Eat Up Programme  

 

 

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