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)
Although on the 19 July 2021 regulations around the use of facemasks / coverings and social distancing will change across the country, at Bedfordshire Hospitals all COVID infection prevention control measures currently in place will remain the same.
The Trust has decided it is currently not safe to lift all restrictions at our hospitals.
Everyone attending our sites will still be required to wear a facemask (unless medically exempt), adhere to social distancing and attend your appointments alone especially in our Emergency Departments and Outpatients (exclusions apply to our paediatric patients and those requiring carer support)
Visiting is now permitted on most of our adult inpatient wards in a controlled manner. Appointments need to be pre-booked with ward staff.
Full details about attending our hospitals and visiting is available here.