The Nutrition and Dietetics department in Royal Rehabilitation Centre offers both in-patient and outpatient services. The department comprises of qualified and accredited dietitians providing a wide range of specialist services in rehabilitation.
The aim of the service is to optimise our clients' nutritional status, health and quality of life and promote their recovery and achievement of independence. It supports the Royal Rehabilitation Centre vision to "maximise abilities and optimise life skills".
Nutrition and Dietetics department works closely with our Food Services department to ensure nutritional adequacy and delivery of high quality meals meeting our clients' dietary needs and contribute to their enjoyment of meals. Our Food Services currently offer cook chill meals and caters to suit our culturally diverse clientele whilst meeting the nutrition standards and quality guidelines.
Royal Rehab's Nutrition Department was the first in Australia to implement the CBORD Windows Nutrition and Menu Management system. This system ensures that in-patients receive choice from nutritionally balanced meals that are tailored to their specific requirements.
Ms. Priya Iyer - Dietitian Professional Leader
Ms. Rebecca Harrington - Clinical/Food Service Dietitian
What services do we offer?
1. In-patient services
We provide specialised and general clinical services to all in-patients to improve their nutritional status. Our in-patient services cover a wide range of clinical areas including neurology, gastroenterology, oncology, and cardiology and general nutrition related areas.
2. Outpatient services
Our outpatient clinic operates every Tuesday mornings by appointments only. The clinic offers service in areas including general nutrition, diabetes, weight reduction, weight loss and malnutrition, enteral feeds (tube feeding), cancer, liver disease, renal disease and heart problems. Community home visits and home based rehabilitation services are provided on a referral basis.
For all outpatient referrals or enquiries, please contact the Outpatients Department on (02) 9808 9218.
3. Community talks and seminars
Our qualified dietitians provide nutrition talks to the general community and health professionals.
4. Research and Education
Nutrition and dietetics department provides clinical placements for University students regularly. We have a strong commitment to service excellence and clinical competence and therefore promote ongoing research and professional development.
Hours of service
Monday to Fridays – 8.00am to 5pm
Telephone: (02) 9809 9047 or (02) 9808 9213
Fax: (02) 9809 6071
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