Nutrition and Dietetics
Assessment and management of conditions requiring nutritional counselling or dietary intervention
North South North West Statewide
Some clinics are held in conjunction with Paediatric Services, Diabetes Services, PEG Services (Gastro), Renal Services, and Oncology Services
Focus is on dietetic counselling, support and intervention in clinical conditions. Aims are to:
- Overcome barriers to adequate nutrition
- Prevent or slow nutritional decline
- Prevent an adverse response to food components
- Reduce or manage symptoms
- Promote optimal physiology and function through dietary change in disease conditions
A number of nutrition services are not available because of limited funding:
- General lifestyle counseling for fat loss, heart disease, hypertension, non-complex diabetes
- Adult allergy investigation and advice
- Disordered eating
- Ketogenic diets
Direct patients to the Emergency Department if urgent assessment/management is required, e.g. for the following conditions/symptoms (not exclusive):
- PEG pulled out
We run a limited number of clinics and waiting times can be up to a few months. We prioritise patients referred to us, and encourage referrals to private dietitians when possible.
For patients in scope (see above) a referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.
Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.
Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:
Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
MCH ED – Phone: 0409 867 492 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
NWRH ED – Phone: 0459 848 725 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
RHH ED – Phone: (03) 6166 6101 Fax: (03) 6173 0489
Routine / category 3
Next available appointment
For use by health professionals only
The Dietitian will reply to the referring GP after seeing a new patient.