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Dietetics and Nutrition

Dietetics and nutrition are based in Outpatient Department 1 at St John's hospital in Howden, Livingston. We also offer services from health centres, and when necessary, we can make home visits.

We aim to:

  • Give advice on therapeutic diets to patients in the acute and primary care settings
  • Provide a specialist dietetic service to patients with medical conditions
  • See patients on a one to one basis
  • See patients in groups, for example, diabetes, weight management or cardiac classes

Areas covered by the service: Inpatients

  • Burns unit
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Nose and Throat
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Gastroenterology
  • Intensive Care
  • Paediatrics
  • Mental health

Day patients and outpatients domiciliary (at home)

  • Housebound
  • Gastronenterology
  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • General medical conditions

You can be referred to the service by your general practitioner (GP), hospital consultant or other health professional.

When you have been referred

You will receive a letter asking you to phone or write to us to arrange an appointment. At your first visit we will spend some time finding out about your background, your lifestyle and your eating patterns.

Once we have enough information you will be given appropriate and relevant information to assist you to make choices and decisions regarding your diet. A plan of care will be drawn up and you will be informed of how many future visits you will require. We will write to your consultant or general practitioner (GP) to update them with your progress.

Contact us

Contact our main office for information and advice on appointments on tel: 01506 523 174