The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the Luton and Dunstable University Hospital aims to provide a professional and evidence-based service to improve the nutritional health of service users. We are an Acute Nutrition and Dietetic Service (Adults & Paediatrics) providing inpatient and outpatient care (Consultant referrals), across a range of specialities including gastroenterology, obesity, head and neck oncology, upper GI oncology, maxillofacial surgery, intensive care and coronary heart disease in addition to delivering patient group education sessions, staff group education sessions, and student training (Clinical placements for Student Dietitians from the University of Hertfordshire).
Referrals are made via ICE
Referrals are made by Consultants via letters
Dietetic assessments- inpatients (oral nutrition support, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, special diets, as requested) and outpatients (Consultant referrals)
Training and education sessions for patients:
Training and education sessions for staff:
CHD- Cardiac (Tuesday AM)
NC1- Gastro (Tuesday PM)
203/205- General Medical (Wednesday PM)
206/ 208- General Medical (Thursday AM)
K83/ K84- General (Tuesday AM)
363/ 364- Gastro (Wednesday AM)
463/ 464- General (Thursday AM)
DP1- Emergency (Friday AM)
MET- Metabolic (Friday AM)
WPCA- Allergy Clinic (Friday PM)
To families of all our patients, we wanted to give a reminder that sadly, at both Bedford and the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, we are still unable to allow any visitors on site, unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example in maternity or children’s departments, or for those patients who are receiving palliative treatment at the end of their lives, on a case-by-case basis.
At Bedford changes are being made to support services and we would now ask that, from Saturday 6 June 2020, you contact the wards using the direct lines found here.
For the Luton & Dunstable, we are offering a dedicated Next of Kin helpline for family members who want to check up on their loved ones – please nominate one family member to call 01582 718884 between 8am and 6pm.