Dietetics - in patient service
Dietitians work closely with doctors, nurses and other health care professionals in different specialties to advise adults and children who are referred to us for specialist advice on therapeutic diets.
We use the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST) to screen all adult inpatients for malnutrition and offer an appropriate nutritional care plan.
Did you know…?
- Malnutrition affects more than 3 million people in the UK
- 33% of patients admitted to hospital will be malnourished or at risk of becoming malnourished
- Malnutrition costs the UK health economy about £19.7 Billion per year
Improved identification and treatment of Malnutrition is in the top 3 possible cost savings for the NHS (The National institute for Health and Care Excellence, 2011).