We provide evidence based nutrition assessment, advice and dietary education to inpatients and out-patients. The service exists to improve the health and wellbeing of the patient by appropriate nutritional intervention and also to provide advice for health professionals.
• 9 outpatient clinics per week for children and adults, both medical and surgical.
• Coeliac clinics.
• Cardiac rehab talks and shopping trips.
• Group sessions for cardiac and diabetes patients including newly diagnosed diabetes patients.
• Ongoing in-patient assessments.
• Patient assessments:
o Assessment of nutritional status and nutritional requirements and implementation of appropriate plan of care.
o Clinical nutrition therapy i.e. manipulation of normal diet.
o Clinical nutrition support i.e. food supplements, enteral (tube), parenteral (i.v.) feeding.
o Monitoring progress and evaluating outcome of the intervention.
o Assisting in establishing a diagnosis.
o Patient Nutrition education.
• Advisory role to various groups e.g. interdisciplinary teams, catering & non-hospital groups e.g. national patient associations.
• Nutrition education of other health professionals.
• Nutrition in health promotion e.g. Healthy Eating Week staff health days.
• Developing educational materials and diet sheets
Typical Reasons patient is seen by a dietitian
|Diabetes, Cholesterol, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac disease.||Inflammatory Bowel, Disease - Ulcerative, Colitis/ Crohn's Disease, Weight Loss, Weight Gain.||Cancer, Allergies, Tube feeding (NG/PEG), IV feeding, Swallowing difficulties.|
Hours of Service
Working hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Nutrition and Dietetic Department,
South Tipperary General Hospital,
1 Nutrition and Dietetics Manager
3 Senior Dietitians
1 receptionist (shared with Diabetes Department)
1 secretary (part-time)
Secretary/ receptionist – Mary Taylor
Telephone: (052) 6177377
Responsible for booking all out-patient appointments.
Secretary – Caroline Moore
Telephone: (052) 6177364
Manager – Sareen Walsh – Bleep 219
Telephone: (052) 6177305
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org • Paediatric & Diabetes
Senior Dietitians: Telephone: (052)6177365
Viva Phelan - Bleep 353 - Surgical, Oncology & ICU patients
Barbara Johnson - Bleep 288 - Elderly patients
Sinead O'Sullivan - Bleep 289 - Cardiac patients
Grainne O'Connell - No bleep - outpatients
How to access our service
General Outpatient consultations are made by appointment only and appointments are available to patients referred by the medical doctors, a specialist nurse or other Allied Health Professionals in the hospital (i.e. physiotherapist/Speech and Language Therapist/Occupational Therapist).
No community referrals are accepted i.e. from GPs / Public Health Nurses. A community dietetic service is available separately through Primary Care Teams.
Outpatient Clinics run from 9.00a.m. – 4.30p.m