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 received we aim to respond 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.