Nutrition & Dietetics

Hengrave House
Level 5
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 654380
Fax: 01803 654386

Services

Our aim is raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and apply evidence-based dietetic practice in health promotion, disease prevention and treatment of acute and chronic medical conditions and provide access to the best independent nutrition and dietetic advice and education for patients, carers and health care professionals.

All dietitians are registered with the Health Professions Council, with a recognised graduate qualification in nutrition and dietetics. We work within a strict ethical code of conduct to translate the science of nutrition into a dietetic service.

The department can:

  • Deal with all aspects of therapeutic dietetic care
  • Offer education and training sessions to other professionals
  • Design suitable nutritional information for general use
  • Provide independent information on all aspects of nutrition.

How to Refer

Patients may be referred by Medical or Dental Practitioners. Urgent referrals will be sent an appointment to be seen within 6 weeks.

Outpatients

Non-urgent referrals will be acknowledged and informed that an appointment will follow within 13 weeks.

A food and exercise diary is normally sent to patients for completion. Appointments are allocated on return of diary to the department.

Dietetic Outpatient Clinic
Torbay Hospital3 per week
Newton Abbot Hospital1 per week
Paignton Hospital1 per week

A dietician normally attends the Diabetic Clinics. The Cancer Support Team includes a Macmillan Dietician.

Inpatients

Daily ward visits are made to patients in Torbay Hospital.

Home visits

Domiciliary visits can be made at our discretion, after consultation with the referring doctor.

Support videos

As part of our care and treatment programmes, we have prepared some videos that will support people who face challenges with eating, diet and nutrition because of the effects of another condition.

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