Dietetics & Nutrition
Good nutrition plays a very important role in our health and well being.
The right food choices can promote recovery, reduce health risks and maintain general well being. A dietitian is a qualified health profession who has the expertise to provide evidence based, individualised dietary counselling to suit your needs.
What do we do?
Ballarat Health Services has a team of dedicated dietitians and food service staff who assist our clients meet their nutritional needs to optimise their health, nutritional status and quality of life.
Our Dietitians provide nutritional counselling as well as educational support to clients their families and carers. Dietitians are available to consult on all aspects of nutrition including assessment of acute care needs, recommendations for chronic disease management, implementation of therapeutic diets, and nutrition support.
This department also provides teaching and training to other health care professionals.
Who do we care for?
Our services extend to inpatients, outpatients, residence of residential care facilities and community and regional clients.
Specialist Outpatient Clinics:
- General Nutrition
- Eating Disorders
- Home tube feeding and nutrition support
We also run several multidisciplinary group programs such as:
- Healthy Weight Management
- Oncology Why Wait for Wellness
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Persistent pain management program
How can you access this service?
Referrals are essential. For inpatients, please speak to your healthcare team about seeing a dietitian.
For outpatient, community clients or group programs please send your referral to Community Programs Central Intake.
Phone (03) 5320 6690
Fax (03) 5320 3893
For any external dietetic handover, please fax this to (03) 5320 4033.
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