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Hospital Dietetic Service

Dietitians are qualified allied health professionals. We translate information about food and nutrition into dietary advice to promote health and treat disease. We support and advise clinicians in developing diagnosis of nutritional problems.

We treat adults and children and give guidance and help with the following conditions:

Conditions

More information on the condition
faltering growthhttps://infantandtoddlerforum.org   or https://www.firststepsnutrition.org   
malnutrition and poor appetitehttps://www.macmillan.org.uk
food allergies    https://www.anaphylaxis.org.uk
swallowing difficulties 
eating disorders     https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
disorders of the stomach, gall bladder, pancreas or liver 

coeliac or Crohn's or

colitis disease or

irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or

diverticular disease

https://www.coeliac.org.uk/home

https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk

https://www.theibsnetwork.org

 

heart disease   https://www.bhf.org.uk
diabetes  https://www.diabetes.org.uk     
kidney diseasehttps://www.kidneycareuk.org
neurodegenerative disorders 
osteoporosis or arthritis  https://www.arthritisresearchuk.org
strokehttps://www.stroke.org.uk

We can also give advice on healthy eating, weight reduction and vegetarian diets.

We provide treatment in hospital, outpatient clinics, nursing and residential homes and can visit patients at home if absolutely essential.

Our opening hours are from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday. We're closed on the weekends and public holidays.

Referral to us

You need a referral letter from your GP, consultant or health care professional to use our service. When we receive it, it's prioritised as urgent or routine and we send an appointment letter.
There is no cost to see a dietitian.

Appointments

New appointments are generally 30 to 40 minutes and follow up appointments are between 15 to 20 minutes. We ask you questions about your current diet and eating habits and activity level. Sometimes we weigh you and take other measurements such as your height and body fat level.

We suggest ways you can change your diet and may set some goals with you. You may be given a diet sheet to follow.

We sometimes advise you to take a dietary supplement or sip feeds to help meet your nutritional needs. 

Changing your appointment

To change your appointment, call the number on your appointment letter. 

Failing to attend your appointment

If you don't attend ​your appointment, we may discharge you from our service. We also notify the health professional who referred you. 

Subsidised Products Scheme 

Accessing foods for special medical purposes, enteral tube feeds, feeding equipment and oral nutritional supplements

Your dietitian, GP or community nurse issue a voucher for the products you need. The voucher contains your name, address, products you need and quantities. It's sent to the New Era Pharmacy Locale at George Town, Victoria Road St Clement.

You, or somebody on your behalf, need to collect the products and pay the subsidised rate. If the products are for a child 6 years or under or for metabolic feeds, there is no charge. 

You can opt to collect your products from one of 4 pharmacies  in the table below. Tell your health care professional which pharmacy you've chosen. 

​Name​Address​Phone
​New Era Pharmacy​Victoria Road, St Clement​+44 (0) 1534 720642
​Pharmacy inside the Grande Marche CoopSt Helier​+44 (0) 1534 615994
​Pharmacy inside the Grande Marche Coop​St Peter​+44 (0) 1534 481512
​Bath Street Pharmacy​Bath Street, St Helier+44 (0) 1534 724701


Allow 48 hours before collecting your products. If it's essential, your health care professional can request product delivery to your home. You can also opt for a delivery to your home for an extra charge of £10.

If products are delivered to your home you need to pay the driver by cheque or set an account up with the pharmacy. The driver can't accept cash.

When you need another voucher for products, contact us on +44 (0) 1534 444660. Allow at least 2 days notice.​

Gluten-free subsidy (coeliac disease)

Our location

We are based at Overdale Hospital and our address is:
Hospital Dietetic Service
Eva Wilson Centre
Overdale Hospital
Westmount Road
St Helier
Jersey JE2 3UH

Inpatients 

We treat patients in hospital when there's a need for a therapeutic diet or tube feeding. We access a patients nutritional status by:

  • body measurements
  • biochemistry
  • looking at what patients are eating and drinking

Some patients have a poor appetite and need support with increasing their nutrient intake to aid with recovery.

We liaise with other professionals such as nurses, speech and language therapists and catering team to ensure nutrition goals are met.

Week 1 General Hospital menu card

Week 2 General Hospital menu card

Outpatients 

We provide advice in conditions needing dietary modification and behavioural change. Patients can be seen on a 1:1 basis or in groups.  We also treat patients within their own home or nursing homes when there is a need.

Our clinics

We hold the following clinics at The Eva Wilson Centre at Overdale Hospital:

  • nutrition support clinic, Monday and Tuesday morning
  • childrens clinic, Wednesday afternoon
  • childrens feeding clinic, Monday afternoon (monthly)
  • weight check drop in clinic for adults, Thursday afternoon (monthly)
  • nutrition clinics for oncology patients, Thursday and Friday mornings

All clinics for those with diabetes are in the Jersey Diabetes Centre at Overdale Hospital. Clinics for people who need surgery for weight loss are in the Diabetes Centre. We also run a dietitian clinic at Jersey General Hospital on Friday morning at the Renal Unit, for those with kidney disease.

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