Dietitian Services

Introduction

Dietitians are specialists in food and nutrition.  They advise people about nutritional requirements and help them to choose the correct foods for their health and lifestyle.


Dietitians working in a hospital setting see patients for a variety of reasons including:

  • Allergies/Food Intolerances
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Bowel Diseases:
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Post Bowel Surgery
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nutrient Deficiencies
  • Nutrition Support
  • Renal Disease
  • Swallowing Difficulties
  • Eating Disorders

Dietitians work with patients in one-on-one consultations to assess their nutritional needs and plan individualised nutritional care plans.

   

Location

Southland Hospital, Kew Road Invercargill

  • Clinical Dietitians - Ground floor - main hospital (Therapy Services Department)
  • Diabetes Dietitians - Community Services Building
   

Contact Details

Clinical Dietitians: Ph:03 218 1949 ext 8665 - Fax:03 214 5779

Diabetes Dietitians: Ph 03 218 1949 ext 8528

   
Links

Dietitians NZ: www.dietitians.org.nz