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Acute Adult Team

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

Areas Covered:

  • Chesterfield Royal is a district general hospital and our dietitians provide care across all areas. This includes cover of Intensive Care/High Dependency Unit, Cardio-Respiratory, Gastroenterology, Cardiac, Stroke, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, General Medicine and Care of the Elderly wards as well as others.

  • We cover several out-patient clinics each week at Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Nutrition Support Team:

  • The Acute Dietitians are part of the Nutrition Support Team (NST) which includes a Consultant Gastroenterologist, Consultant Surgeon, Pharmacists, Nutrition Nurse and Speech and Language Therapists.

  • The NST provides support and expert advice regarding nutrition support (enteral and parenteral).

Adult Diabetes Team:

  • The dietitians working in adult diabetes care work with individuals with Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes both one to one and in structured education sessions.

Nutrition Support Nurse

The Nutrition Support Nurse is based at Chesterfield Royal Hospital provides and provides advice and support for inpatients in all matters related to artificial nutrition support.

Areas Covered:

  • Assessing patients to ensure the most appropriate method of feeding is delivered.  

  • Explaining to patients, relatives and carers how feeding tubes are inserted, and the risk and benefits associated with having the tube inserted, including aftercare requirements enabling an informed decision to be made.

  • Insertion of PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy) tubes

  • Supporting patients, family members and carers to look after enteral feeding tubes

  • Educating ward staff on how to look after patients with feeding tubes and being a point of contact for any issues that arise with the feeding tubes and resolving issues.

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