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Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition and Dietetics

Referral Process

Inpatients:
Referrals are made via ICE

Outpatients:
Referrals are made by Consultants via letters 

Patient Information Leaflets

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

  • Sian Lunt
    Clinical Service Manager and
    Nutrition Team Dietitian
  • Tahereh Zarie-Foroosh
    Acting Adult Team Lead Dietitian and 
  • Cardiac Rehab Dietitian 
  • KT Martinelli
    Head and Neck Oncology Macmillan Dietitian
 
  • Aminder Sagoo
    Surgical and Respiratory Dietitian
 
  • Andrea Kingsmill
    Gastroenterology and Upper GI Dietitian
 
  • Lauren Shield
    Stroke Specialist Dietitian

  • Sandeep Ghuman 
    General Dietitian

  • Sarah Edwards
    Paediatric Team Lead Dietitian 

  • Caroline Sale, Naomi Riley, Sunita Bangaroo
    and Miriam Dyar 
    Paediatric Dietitians

 
  • Nasima Begum
    and Sajneek Arora

    Admin Team 

 

 

Useful numbers/contacts - All staff can be contacted via switchboard

Service Manager: 
Sian Lunt
Sian.Lunt@ldh.nhs.uk

Bleep numbers:
Adults: 165/ 697/ 543/ 118/ 229/ 516/ 254/ 206
Paeds: 148/ 122/ 059

Department Number:
01582 497544

General Manager:
Louise Young
Louise.Young@ldh.nhs.uk

Extension Numbers: 
Admin Team: 7544
Adult Team: 7160
Paeds Team: 7158
Managers Office: 7159 

Email Address: 
Dietitians@ldh.nhs.uk

Outpatients booking department: 
01582 561385

Switchboard:
01582 491166

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.