Nutrition and Dietetics

For Patients and Visitors

What is the Service?

Dietitians take the most up to date scientific evidence and research and turn it into sensible and easy to understand food related information and education. They assist patients and clients manage, prevent and treat a range of medical conditions by working with them to develop practical, achievable dietary solutions tailored to individual eating habits and lifestyles.

Dietitians focus on maintaining optimal nutrition through a patient’s hospital admission. They work closely with food services to ensure provision of nutritious meals to meet clinical, cultural and individual dietary pretences, and nursing to ensure regular monitoring of nutritional status.

What do I bring/need for my appointment?

A list of current medications and any supplements you are taking is helpful at outpatient appointments

Contact us

If you would like any further information about the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, please contact us: Alliedhealthenquiries@nh.org.au


For Health Professionals

Service Overview

Dietitians at Northern Health are all eligible for membership of the Dietitian’s Association of Australia and participate in continuous professional development to maintain Accredited Practising Dietitian status.
Services are provided to all four sites of Northern Health (Broadmeadows Hospital, Bundoora Extended Care Centre, Craigieburn Health Service and The Northern Hospital).

Broadmeadows Hospital

Inpatient services:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management unit
  • Medical unit

Outpatients:

  • Community Therapy Service (CTS) – SACS
  • Diabetes services
  • HARP – Rapid Response and Diabetes
  • Home Enteral Nutrition Services
  • Advance Practice Gastroenterology Screening Clinic

Bundoora

Inpatient services:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management unit
  • Transitional Care Program

Outpatients:

  • Community Therapy Service (CTS) – SACS
  • HARP – Rapid Response and Diabetes
  • Home based services
  • Home Enteral Nutrition Services
  • Progressive Neurological disease (NDIS, CHSP and HACC PYP)

Northern Hospital Epping


Inpatient service (includes limited weekend cover):

  • Oncology and Day Oncology
  • Coronary Care Unit
  • General, Vascular, Orthopaedic and  Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Intensive care
  • Medical units including General Medicine, Respiratory  Stroke, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Renal/Dialysis unit services
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics, including the Neonatal Unit

Outpatients:

  • antenatal services
  • Diabetes
  • Home Enteral Nutrition
  • Oncology
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Orthopaedic weight management
  • Paediatrics- general paediatric and multidisciplinary feeding difficulties clinic
  • Renal
  • Advance Practice PEG Tube Management Clinic
  • Advance Practice Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
  • Advance Practice Gastroenterology Screening Clinics
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • HARP Foot Procedure Unit

Craigieburn

Day inpatients:

  • Day Oncology
  • Dialysis Unit

Outpatients:

  • General Nutrition
  • antenatal services
  • Diabetes
  • Wound management
  • Home Enteral Nutrition
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Paediatrics- general paediatric and multidisciplinary feeding difficulties clinic

Inclusion criteria:

Please see relevant service program

Exclusion criteria:

Please see relevant service program

How to Refer:

Please see relevant service program

Alternative Services:

My Aged Care Contact Centre
Phone: 1800 200 422

Enquiries:

If you would like any further information about the Nutrition and Dietetics Department, please contact us: Alliedhealthenquiries@nh.org.au