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Dietetics - Acute

Andrew Gregory

As an acute service we provide dietetic assessment and advice across inpatient and outpatient settings.

Inpatients

Chesterfield Royal is a district general hospital and our dietitians provide care across all areas. These include:

  • Intensive Care/ High Dependency Unit

  • Cardio- Respiratory

  • Gastroenterology

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Orthopedics

  • General Surgery

  • Care of the Elderly

  • Oncology and Haematology

  • Artificial Nutrition (enteral and parenteral nutrition)

  • Head and Neck Cancer

 

Students can expect to gain some experience across several of these areas.

Outpatients

There are several out-patient clinics each week at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. These include general clinics, FODMAP clinic and diabetes clinics. General clinics include patients referred for:

  • Nutrition Support

  • Weight Reduction

  • Coeliac Disease

  • Food Intolerance/Allergy

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • IBS + gastro-intestinal problems

  • Healthy Eating

  • Vitamin and Mineral deficiencies

Diabetes

The dietitians working in adult diabetes care work to try and help people with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes manage their condition.

We work in a variety of settings including out-patient clinics (dietetic only and multi disciplinary) and on the wards.

We also deliver structured education to people Type 1 Diabetes (ASPIRE) and Type 2 Diabetes (‘Diabetes and You’ and ‘Better Blood Sugars’), as well as providing training to other healthcare professionals on the dietary management of Diabetes.

Training

We provide training on nutrition and hydration to staff members and patients, which include training on malnutrition, dehydration, healthy eating, health promotion and enteral feeding.