Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians are Allied Health Professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. They assess, diagnosis and treat dietary and nutritional problems at an individual and wider public-health level. They work with children and adults in a variety of settings.

Dietitians use the most up-to-date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease which they translate into practical advice to help people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

What do we do?

The Nutrition and Dietetics Service is delivered Trust wide. Staff work in clinical teams and as members of multi-disciplinary teams to treat complex clinical conditions such as:

  • Malnutrition
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney Disease
  • Food Allergy and Intolerance
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Gastroenterology – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Disease
  • Faltering growth in children

Health and Wellbeing Dietitians work with a number of partner organisations to deliver training on nutrition skills programmes and provide a source of nutrition expertise to community, voluntary and statutory organisations throughout the South Eastern Trust area.

Dietitians provide advice to caterers to ensure good nutrition within Health and Social Care settings.

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Contact Details

For Inpatients and Children’s Dietetic Services

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Allied Health Professions Administration Office
Ulster Hospital
BT16 1RH

Monday – Friday
8.30am  –  4.30pm

Call us(028) 90564756

For Community Services and Health Development

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Laganside House
Lagan Valley Hospital
BT28 1JP

Monday – Friday
8.30am- 4.30pm

Call us(028) 90411792