Dietetics and Nutrition

The Dietetics and Nutrition Department at Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) aims to assist patients to optimise their health, nutritional status and quality of life through good nutrition.

OPH Dietetics and Nutrition Services

The Dietetics and Nutrition Department provides a range of specialist nutrition services to both inpatients and outpatients.

Dietitians provide nutritional support and dietary education to those patients who require nutritional intervention as part of their medical treatment.

This may involve nutritional assessment, development of nutritional care plans, provision of therapeutic diets, conducting nutritional counselling and education to clients and / or carers, and ongoing patient monitoring.

The Nutrition and Dietetics Department also works closely with the catering department at Osborne Park Hospital to establish nutritional specifications and monitor meal delivery standards relating to the dietary needs of patients admitted to hospital.

Dietetics and Nutrition Outpatient Services

There is a general dietetics outpatient clinic available to adults over the age of 18 years residing in the north metropolitan catchment area for most diet-related health conditions. Individual appointments are held twice weekly on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings at Osborne Park Hospital.

We do not accept referrals from GP’s for overweight / obesity or patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are not on insulin.

Examples of specific diet-related conditions we do accept referrals for include:

  • Malnutrition / underweight / unintentional weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal disorders eg IBS/FODMAP, Coeliac Disease, IBD
  • Neurological conditions eg Parkinson’s Disease, MND
  • Renal disease
  • High cholesterol / IGT
  • Cancer
  • Enteral feeding

A written doctor’s referral is required for all dietitian appointments. The referral form (Word) can be faxed, mailed or emailed to the Dietetics and Nutrition Department at Osborne Park Hospital

Last Updated: 29/06/2021