Nutrition and Dietetics in Lewisham

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The Nutrition and Dietetic service works across a wide range of specialist areas including diabetes, cancer care, and care of the elderly. The team work with both adults and children as inpatients and outpatients.


What conditions are treated by the Nutrition and Dietetics team?

What services are provided at Lewisham Hospital?

What Services are provided in the Lewisham community?

Who are the services for?

Where are Nutrition and Dietetic services located?

Contact Information

Key Staff

Referral Information


What conditions are treated by the Nutrition and Dietetics team

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 haematological, colorectal & upper-gastrointestinal, breast, gynaecology, lung, and head & neck cancers

The team provides a service for patients with IBD (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis), diverticular disease, IBS, coeliac disease, food intolerances/allergies, liver disease, pancreatic disease

Type 1 & 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes. The team also provide Dose Adjustment For Normal Eating (DAFNE) structured education for type 1 diabetes.

The team provides support and advice for both underweight and overweight patients.

Cystic Fibrosis

Chronic diseases:
The team can provide support for patients with cardiac, renal, HIV and respiratory (TB, COPD) conditions

Nutritional issues associated with stroke  

The team provide a weight management service and weight loss surgery

Mental health: 
The Nutrition and Dietetics team is working closely with other healthcare professionals at the Trust to develop new and innovative initiatives for patients living with dementia and Alzheimers

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Tube-fed patients


Faltering growth

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

The team can provide support for chronic cardiac and lung conditions of prematurity that compromise growth

Allergies and food intolerances

Poor eaters and feeding problems

Toddler diarrhoea


Paediatric Diabetes (type 1 & type 2)

Please bring your child's red book (child health record) containing their weight and height measurements to appointments with the nutrition and dietetics service.

What services are provided at Lewisham Hospital 


The team provide services on most inpatient wards including Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU), Acute Medical Units (AMU) and the High Dependency Unit (HDU)

Nutrition and Dietetic services are provided on all medical, orthopaedic and surgical wards including the gastroenterology ward, oncology ward and cardiology ward. Patients on the stroke and elderly care ward also have access to the service.

For children, the team provide a service for patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and on the Childrens’ Ward as well as the Childrens Day Care Unit


Diabetes (adult and paediatric) Clinics - patients will be able to see a member of the team alongside other healthcare professionals

Paediatric allergy clinic

General adult and paediatric clinics

Cystic fibrosis clinic

Paediatric Coeliac annual review clinics

Oncology clinics (adult)

HIV clinic

What Services are provided in the Lewisham community?

Home Enteral Dietitians (HEN) - the team manage feeding tubes for both adult and paediatric patients

Cancer of Head and Neck Team (CHANT) - dietitians work alongside other healthcare professionals, specialising in providing nutritional advice and support to head & neck cancer patients to support them with living at home.

To find out more about CHANT, please follow the link below:

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Oncology- A Macmillan dietitian provides home visits for those on the palliative care pathway within the borough of Lewisham.

Diabetes Clinics - Clinics are held  at Waldron Health centre, Woolstone Medical centre and Marvels Lane clinic. The team also provide Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND) structured education sessions

Home visits to adult and paediatric diabetes patients can be provided if required.

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Adult Weight Management Group

The team also work closely with members of the Adult Cardiac rehab group, CALM (Centre for Active Lifestyle Management) group and Pulmonary Rehab Group to enhance the care and support for patients of these services.

Who are the services for?

Patients who are accessing one of the services mentioned above will be contacted by a member of the nutrition and dietetics team.

Patients who are over 16 will be seen by the adult nutrition and dietetics team.

Patients who are under 16 will be seen by the paediatric nutrition and dietetics team.

Young people with special needs, and young people with diabetes will be seen by the paediatric team until the age of 19.

Where are Nutrition and Dietetic services located?


If you are an inpatient at Lewisham Hospital, a member of the team will visit your ward.


General, Bariatric, Diabetes and Gastroenterology Clinics are held in suite 9 across the week - please contact a the dietetic office on 020 8333 3314 for days and times.

Oncology clinics are held in Suite 8 - please contact a the dietetic office on 020 8333 3314 for days and times.

Outpatient clinics (allergy, general, diabetes) are held in Kingfisher department.

Children with diabetes and children with special needs will have their appointment in Kaleidoscope.

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Contact Information

Patients should contact the dietetic office on 020 8333 3314. Please leave a message with your name and contact number if you are calling over the weekend and a member of the team will get back to you.

Please note, you must be referred to the service by your GP or hospital doctor.

GPs and other health services professionals should contact the dietetic office on 020 8333 3314 during the week. Alternatively, you can email:

Please note that we do not accept fax referrals.

Key Staff

  • Adele Swart: Lead paediatric diabetes dietitian
  • Aldreana Somerville: Specialist diabetes dietitian
  • Antonella Rossino: General paediatric dietitian
  • Christelle Helberg: Specialist Macmillan dietitian and HEN dietitian
  • Else Meader: Specialist Diabetes dietitian
  • Georgina Goss: Adult dietitian
  • Jennifer Robison: Specialist adult and paediatric cystic fibrosis dietitian
  • Kathleen Hehir: Specialist HIV and adult dietitian
  • Katie Fay: Paediatric dietetic assistant
  • Katie Sanders: Specialist nutrition support dietitian
  • Lorraine Johnson: Specialist stroke and elderly care dietitian
  • Maureen Smith: Dietetic Administrator
  • Sally Brothers: Head of Nutrition & Dietetics and Public Health
  • Sam Ogundere: Specialist stroke and elderly care dietitian
  • Sarah Cassimjee: Specialist HIV and cardiology dietitian
  • Sarah Cooke: Lead paediatric dietitian, allergy & NICU
  • Stavria Achilleos: Specialist diabetes dietitian
  • Wendy Bispham: Specialist nutrition support dietitian
  • Zoe Connors: Bank Paediatric dietitian

Referral Information

Please note that patients cannot refer themselves directly to this service.

Patients should be referred by their GP or hospital consultant, ward nurse or specialist nurse.

Outpatient referrals should be made via letter to:

Dietetics Dept
Suite 9
2nd Floor
University Hospital Lewisham
SE13 6LH

Or email:

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