Dietitian Clinic: Nutrition support, gastroenterology and other conditions not covered by other clinics for adults

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Pre-referral work-up

History

Accept referrals from GP's in relation to existing patients requiring assistance. However start-up referrals only accepted from Paediatricians or Clinical Nurse Consultant Gastrostomy Care.

All referrals should comply to referral standards and include in particular:

  • Medical history and symptoms
  • Known food allergies and intolerances
  • Three day diet history
  • Weight history

Tests

  • Results of any tests appropriate for the referral type are helpful – such as allergy testing, gut function, bowel issues, renal dysfunction, general biochemistry etc

Interim/GP management

To refer a patient with this condition, please see the Nutrition and Dietetics clinic page for the full referral process and templates.

Clinical Nurse Consultant Gastrostomy Care manages most patients in southern Tasmania and can give over-the-phone advice. Please contact RHH switch (03) 6166 8308.

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.

Emergency

THS Southern Region: Please contact CNC Gastrostomy Care through RHH switch BEFORE going to Emergency Department (if within business hours).  If not, proceed to Emergency Department (ED).

Urgent / category 1

Patient has not eaten for three days or longer.

Semi-urgent / category 2

Unintentional loss of weight – more than 10% body mass.

Insufficient weight gain/poor growth in children.

Routine / category 3

Chronic conditions

Red flags are clinical indicators of possible serious underlying conditions requiring further medical intervention. They may or may not indicate an emergency.

Clinics held fortnightly: Wednesday

Emergency:

Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 6405 Fax: (03) 6348 7382
MCH ED
– Phone: (03) 6478 5120 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED
– Phone: (03) 6493 6340 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED
– Phone: (03) 6166 6100 Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Urgent:
Semi-urgent:
Routine:

Next available appointment