About this service

Nutrition

Colchester Hospital

Adults

We provide support in care of the elderly wards.

We support patients who need artificial nutrition in hospital and at home.

We provide support and advice to community colleagues.

Children

We have a highly skilled team of expert children’s dietitians who support children and young people in a range of areas, including:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Allergies
  • Neonatal and young babies
  • Stomach and intestine disorders
  • Diabetes

We have clinics for children with these needs and issues:

  • tube feeding at home
  • food allergies
  • faltering growth
  • fussy eating
  • healthy eating and support for overweight children

How to get here

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Clinics

Contact

Adult team including Nutrition Nurse Specialist:
01206 742 166

Paediatric Team: 01206 742 668

Appointments: 01206 742 625

Clinical Lead for Nutrition & Dietetics: 01206 742 819

Ipswich Hospital

These websites can provide help and advice about nutrition

Healthy eating advice

British Dietetic Association Main Website

British Dietetic Association Food Fact Sheets

Food Standards Agency

British Nutrition Foundation

Older People

Age UK

Contact the Elderly

Royal Voluntary Service

Food Delivery Schemes

Royal Voluntary Service Meals on Wheels

Wiltshire Farm Foods

Oak House Foods

Heart Health

British Heart Foundation

Heart UK

Weight Loss

Change 4 Life

Weight Wise

Diabetes

Diabetes UK

 

How to get here

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Clinics

Location

Nutrition and Dietetics clinics are at the North End of the hospital – entrance 15.

Contact

01473 704 000

Clacton Hospital

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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Halstead Hospital

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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Harwich Hospital

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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Aldeburgh Hospital

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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Felixstowe Hospital

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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Blue Bird Lodge

Dietitians regularly visit this hospital.

Patients are screened on admission and referred to the dietitian if they are at high risk of malnutrition or require advice on therapeutic diets.

How to get here

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In the community

Community services

The Ipswich and East Suffolk community team supports adults in their own home, sheltered accommodation, supported living, care homes, hospices and community hospitals.

We provide dietetic care plans for conditions including malnutrition, tube feeding and therapeutic diets.

In Colchester and North East Essex, the community support is provided by Anglian Community Enterprise.

Hospital outreach clinics

The Ipswich Hospital team hold clinics at

  • Stow Health Centre, Stowmarket
  • Framfield House, Woodbridge

Nutrition and dietetics

Our team of dietitians assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems.

We advise patients, helping them to make the right choices about food and nutrition.

We support adults and children in hospitals, clinics and in the community.

We work with nurses and doctors to meet patients’ nutritional needs.

We support a wide range of patients including those being treated for:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Kidney (renal) problems
  • Cancer
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach and intestine disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis
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