Nutrition and Dietetics at Queen Elizabeth
The Nutrition and Dietetics Department provides dietetic services to both adults and children.
The Nurtrition and Dietetics team provides education, information and advice on food and nutrition needs. They see patients in outpatient clinics and on wards and also offer home visits to some patients. The department contributes to the nutritional training and education of medical, nursing and ancillary staff at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
The team is able to treat a variety of long-term and acute conditions in adults and children. Their service is often to provided alongside other methods of treatment or management of the condition.
The team provides a nutrition and dietetic service for patients with haematology, colo-rectal, breast and lung cancers.
The team provides a service for patients with IBD (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticular disease, IBS, coeliac disease, food intolerances/allergies and liver disease.
The team can treat patients with type 1 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
The team provides a service for underweight and overweight patients.
The team treats chronic cardiac, renal and respiratory (TB, COPD) conidtions
Alongside the exsisting service for patients with dementua, the Nutrition and Dietetics team is working closely with other healthcare professionals at the Trust to develop new and innovative initiatives for these patients.
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
The team can provide a service to manage the chronic cardiac and lung conditions of prematurity that can compromise a baby's growth
Allergies and food intolerances
The team provide services on most inpatient wards including the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) and Acute Medical Units (AMU).
Nutrition and Dietetic services are provided on all medical, orthopaedic and surgical wards including the gastroenterology ward and oncology ward.
For children, Nutrition and Dietetic services are available for patients on the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) and the Children's ward.
A specialist paediatric oncology dietitian provides a service to the patients on Tiger Ward.
The team provides a nutrition and dietetic service at diabetes clinics for both adults and children.
A dietecian also works as part of a team providing a 'one-stop-shop' children's allergy clinic to provide dietary advice and support once an allergy has been diagnosed.
The team also provide services for patients attending an adult gastroenterology clinic, general adult and paediatric clinics, oncology clinics (adult and paediatric).
Other services provided:
Adult Weight Management Group
Joint home visits with the oncology nurse specialist for paediatric oncology patients
A monthly Adult Oncology Support Group
An Adult Nutrition and Dietetic service is available for patients over 16 years old.
A Paediatric Nutrition and Dietetic service is available for patients under 16 years old or up to 19 if the patient has special needs.
If you a treated as an inpatient, a member of the team will visit you on your ward.
Oncology, Respiratory and Gastroenterology Clinics are held in Outpatients Area E on Wednesday afternoons
General Dietetic Clinics are held in Outpatients Area D on Thursday afternoons
All outpatient clinics (allergy, general, diabetes and oncology) are held in the Dolphin Outpatients Area.
Some diabetes clinics are held at Queen Mary’s hospital for Bexley patients.
You may find it useful to look at a map of Queen Elizabeth Hospital before your visit, if so please follow the link below:
To contact the Nutrition and Dietetics team, please call the dietetic office on 020 8836 5062. This number will go to answerphone over the weekend and out of office hours, so please leave your name and contact details so somebody can get back to you.
Vanessa Bara, Macmillan Oncology and Respiratory Dietitian
Naomi Bent, Dietitian, Diabetes
Emer Callanan, Dietitian, ITU
Rebecca Jordan, Dietitian, Gastroenterology
Ruby Khan, Dietitian, Parenteral Nutrition/Surgical
Sarah Kordecki, Paediatric Dietitian
Patricia Murphy (Deputy Head of Dietetics), Paediatric Dietitian - Allergy
EwaNiedzwiecka, Dietetic Assistant
Ny Man, Dietetic Assistant
Caroline Oates, Macmillan Paediatric Oncology Dietitian
Natalie Schembri, Macmillan Oncology and Nutrition Support Dietitian
Holly Sung, Administrator
Jasmine Walton, Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian
Anotai Warne, Dietetic Assistant
Patients cannot self-refer to Nutrition and Dietetic Services.
To access the adult services, patients will need to be referred by their GP (Greenwich only), hospital consultant or clinical nurse specialist.
To access the children's service, a referral must be made by the patients' hospital consultant or a clinical nurse specialist.
GP referrals for paediatric patients should be sent to the Greenwich Community Paediatric Team, which is run by Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, to visit their website, please follow the link below:
Outpatient referrals can be made in writing to:
Inpatients Therapies Offices
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Stadium Road London
or via fax to 0208 836 5034
GP and consultant referrals for weight management must include weight, height and BMI.
GPs can contact a member of the Nutrition and Dietetics team by calling the dietetic office on 020 8836 5062.
Or emailing LG.QE-Dietitians@nhs.net