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Nutrition and Dietetics

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).

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)

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

Clinicians - Consultants/Specialist Nurses

Nutrition and Dietetics

Paediatric Dietitian
Paediatric Dietitian
Paediatric Team Lead Dietitian
General Dietitian
Gastroenterology and Upper GI Dietitian
Clinical Service Manager and Nutrition Team Dietitian
Head and Neck Oncology Macmillan Dietitian
Paediatric Dietitian
Surgical and Respiratory Dietitian
Paediatric Dietitian
Stroke Specialist Dietitian
Acting Adult Team Lead Dietitian and Cardiac Rehab Dietitian

Referral Process

Inpatients:
Referrals are made via ICE

Outpatients:
Referrals are made by Consultants via letters

Useful Contacts

  • General Manager
    Louise Young
    01582 497210
    Louise.Young@ldh.nhs.uk
  • Bleep numbers:
    Adults: 165/ 697/ 543/ 118/ 229/ 516/ 254/ 206, Paeds: 148/ 122/ 059
  • Department Number:
    01582 497544
  • Email Address
    Dietitians@ldh.nhs.uk
  • 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
    Sian.Lunt@ldh.nhs.uk
  • Switchboard
    01582 491166