Nutrition and Dietetics Service
The Nutrition and Dietetics Service provides expert advice about nutrition, how the body uses nutrients and the relationship between nutrition, health and disease.
We strive to maintain, improve or maximise the health of individuals, groups and families to treat illness and prevent nutrition related problems.
We provide nutritional interventions and support for a variety of needs:
- Undernutrition / unintentional weight loss
- Swallowing problems resulting from a stroke, cancer, Parkinson’s disease or mental health problems e.g. dementia
- Eating disorders
- Diabetes and Impaired Glucose Regulation (pre-diabetes)
- Heart disease
- Food allergies
- Kidney disease
Dietetic support includes individual dietary counseling, providing individual and group education, motivation techniques, working with support services to help with food provision, the use of prescription nutritional products to treat under nutrition and tube feeding.
We also act as a specialist resource for other health and social care professionals to promote best nutritional care.
We are continuing to see all referrals made that meet our referral criteria which can be found on the trust website alongside all the additional info we have added on there for people to read whilst they are waiting to be seen.
We continue to accept all referrals and where possible virtual assessments will be offered, but when a face-to-face appointment is required, these will also continue to be offered.
Urgent referrals continue to be prioritised and seen. We continue to support our home enteral tube fed patients in order to prevent hospital admission.
The service is continuing to accept new referrals however waiting times may be extended. Patients are being offered telephone and videocall consultations as appropriate.
The service is continuing to support NHS colleagues requiring dietetic support however response times to calls may be longer.
We are in the process of updating our webpage on the Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust website, with additional information and resources to support families and referrers while waiting to be seen. Referrals to the service can be made via GP, or Health Visitor.
Local services to support families whose children restrict their diet or refuse to eat are scarce. Any families currently struggling with this might find the parents and caregivers section on this website useful: Parents and Caregivers – Start Here – SOS Approach to Feeding
Team telephone: 0151 5142 827
E-mail: [email protected]
Dietetics – Children’s (Hospital)
The Hospital Children’s Dietetic Service continues to accept referrals via the Paediatricians and Neonatal consultants. We are continuing to provide a normal service to the children’s ward and neonatal unit.
We are continuing to do multidisciplinary clinics for patients with cystic fibrosis, diabetes and multiple/immediate allergies.
Urgent referrals continue to be prioritised and seen either face to face or via telephone.
Referrals to the service can be made via telephone, letter or cerner if they are under a WUTH consultant.
Team telephone: 0151 604 7491/0151 604 7790
Team email: [email protected]
- Victoria Central Health Centre, Mill Lane, Wallasey, CH44 5UF
- Rock Ferry Children’s Centre, Ionic Street, Rock Ferry, CH42 2BL
- Brassey Gardens Children’s Centre, 2 Brassey Gardens, Birkenhead, CH41 8DA
- Bridle Road Clinic, Treetops Primary Care Centre, Bridle Road, Bromborough, CH62 6AR
- Greasby Health Centre, Greasby Road, Greasby, CH49 3AT
- Seacombe Children’s Centre, St Paul’s Road, Seacombe, CH44 7AN
http://www.getyourrights.org/ – Everything you need to get the most out of the NHS
- Wirral, United Kingdom
- 0151 604 7491 / 0151 604 7790
- [email protected]
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