The Nutrition Nursing Team are experts in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition feeding (Artificial Nutrition) and support patients, carers/families and community staff in caring for the feeding tubes and tube site.
For patients not known to either Dr Gao or the Nutrition Nursing Team please refer as detailed below.
Referrals are accepted via E-RS only.
Open Access Clinic for Home Tube Fed Patients having tubes placed at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital or known to Dr Rui Gao – Consultant Gastroenterologist
Clinic name: – Nutrition Nurse only clinic
Clinic Type: Adults & Transition patients (17+ years)
Clinic days/times: Monday to Friday 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-16.00
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.