Dietitians within East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust critically review the most up to date clinical evidence to ensure that patients receive the best possible nutritional care.
Registered dietitians are the only qualified clinical nutrition specialist registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). The HCPC provides a code of professional conduct which all dietitians on the register adhere to. To check to see if your Dietitian is registered or for more details visit: www.hpc-uk.org.
Dietitians take part in regular audits and project work to improve service delivery, update nutrition literature and produce and implement nutritional guidelines.
Dietitians work with a large range of patients of all ages providing specialist nutritional input in the following areas:
Avenue House is the administrative centre for Dietetics so please call 0300 131 4532 if you wish to book, cancel or amend a dietetic appointment.
Dietitians working at the Trust see patients who are in hospital (inpatients) and patients in the community (outpatients).
In hospital clinical need and therefore the number of contacts and time with your Dietitian will vary. The service is provided to adult inpatients at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne DGH. Services for children are provided via Kipling ward at Conquest Hospital and Friston day ward at Eastbourne DGH.
If you need to change or cancel your appointment for any reason, please make contact as soon as possible:
If you fail to attend your appointment without informing the service first, you will be discharged from the service and the referrer informed.
Certain clinics for adults are offered in:
Clinics for children are provided in:
For information about Dietetics in Crowborough, Havens, Lewes and Uckfield visit the Sussex Community Trust website
If you have questions regarding Dietetics and Nutrition please visit Frequently asked questions – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (esht.nhs.uk)
For further information regarding the Dietetics Service please visit Dietetics and Nutrition patient information leaflets – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (esht.nhs.uk)