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Nutrition and Dietetics

Introduction

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).

Referral Process

Inpatients:
Referrals are made via ICE

Outpatients:
Referrals are made by Consultants via letters

Procedures Provided

Dietetic assessments- inpatients (oral nutrition support, enteral nutrition, parenteral nutrition, special diets, as requested) and outpatients (Consultant referrals)

Training and education sessions for patients:

  • Low FODMAP (IBS)
  • Coeliac
  • Healthy Heart for Gentle Active Group
  • Healthy Heart Education Talk

Training and education sessions for staff:

  • MUST (Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool)
  • Clinical Nutrition Nurses Study Day
  • HCA Induction
  • HCA Study Day
  • Volunteer Feeder

Clinics

Adults:

CHD- Cardiac (Tuesday AM)
NC1- Gastro (Tuesday PM)
203/205- General Medical (Wednesday PM)
206/ 208- General Medical (Thursday AM)

Paeds:

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)

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Nutrition and Dietetics

Miriam Dyar Paediatric Dietitian
Tahereh Zarie-Foroosh Acting Adult Team Lead Dietitian and Cardiac Rehab Dietitian
Sunita Bangaroo Paediatric Dietitian
Sian Lunt Clinical Service Manager and Nutrition Team Dietitian
Sarah Edwards Paediatric Team Lead Dietitian
Sandeep Ghuman General Dietitian
Sajneek Arora Admin
Naomi Riley Paediatric Dietitian
Lauren Shield Stroke Specialist Dietitian
KT Martinelli Head and Neck Oncology Macmillan Dietitian
Caroline Sale Paediatric Dietitian
Andrea Kingsmill Gastroenterology and Upper GI Dietitian
Amindeer Sagoo Surgical and Respiratory Dietitian

Useful Contacts

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
General Manager Louise Young
01582 497210
[email protected]
Bleep numbers: Adults: 165/ 697/ 543/ 118/ 229/ 516/ 254/ 206, Paeds: 148/ 122/ 059
Department Number: 01582 497544
Email Address [email protected]
Extension Numbers: Admin Team: 7544, Adult Team: 7160, Paeds Team: 7158, Managers Office: 7159
Working hours: The Dietitians are available Monday-Friday 08.00-16.00. The department has an answerphone in operation for out of hours. If there is no-one available to take your call please leave a message.
Outpatients booking department: 01582 561385
Service Manager: Sian Lunt
[email protected]
Switchboard 01582 491166
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