Private Hospitals

For over 20 years, dietetic consultancies have existed with many Private Hospitals in Brisbane.

Currently dietetic services are provided to,

  • Sunnybank Private Hospital
  • Belmont Private Hospital
  • Brisbane Private Hospital
  • St Andrew's Private Hospital – Ipswich
  • New Farm Clinic – including the inpatient and outpatient Eating Disorders Programs

A regular dietetic consultancy provides a reliable, on call service with patients usually seen within 24 hrs. Holiday coverage is provided and dietitians are available via phone and email to troubleshoot and provide advice after hours and over weekends.

Patients are seen in a variety of wards : medical, surgical, rehab, drug/alcohol withdrawal, mental health units, oncology, CCU, maternity, paediatric.

Dietetic services are provided for patients on an individual basis. The dietitian will liaise with hospital staff, family, doctors and food service to ensure the patient is accurately assessed and given the nutritional management and advice they need. On discharge, the dietitian can also liaise with other hospitals, nursing homes or family to ensure continuity of care.

Inservice education is an essential part of the consultancy. Topics such as malnutrition screening, texture modified diets, enteral feeding, diabetes management, food handling help with staff development.

Policy review (eg enteral and TPN policies and procedures) is provided and the development of pathways for assessing/screening patients, dietitian's referrals and supplement usage. Documentation and protocols have been developed to ensure an effective service is provided.

To discuss dietetic services provided by Brisbane Nutrition Services, contact Leanne Wagner.