About the service
The community nutrition and dietetic department can assist service users requiring nutrition support as well as those with a range of conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy, and intolerance. The department also provides specialist services for diabetes, home enteral feeding, mental health and learning disabilities.
The service is available to both adults and children of all ages and includes inpatient areas, (Neurological Rehabilitation Unit and the Stroke Rehabilitation Units) as well as clinical locations throughout Barnsley. The service also offers care at home for patients who are unable to attend a clinic.
During a consultation with a dietitian, service users can expect to be weighed and height measured. A full dietary assessment will also be undertaken; with written and verbal advice provided as a result.
Training can also be provided to service users, their carers and other health professionals regarding a wide range of dietary issues.
Why would someone choose the service?
- In a recent patient satisfaction survey, 100% of respondents said our service was either good or excellent
- We are a team of committed and caring dietitians who work with our service users to achieve outcomes that are relevant and individualised
- We can support service users suffering from diet-related health conditions across the whole of the Barnsley area
Staff you may meet
- Administrative staff provide essential support to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This can be in a variety of different settings, with administrators working as a receptionist in a clinic or a clerk on a ward. They may also be working closely with a consultant as a medical secretary.
- Dietitians use the science of food to help people to make good choices about food and lifestyle. Nutrition is an important part of recovery and wellbeing. All service users admitted to a Trust ward have their nutritional state assessed.
- There are many people who work behind the scenes to keep services running and you may meet them in hospital or community settings. They include porters, cleaners, plumbers, electricians, decorators receptionists and secretaries who all work to make sure healthcare settings are kept clean, tidy and safe.
- Receptionists are the first link for many patients and visitors. They often work on their own or with one or two other receptionists, greeting patients as they arrive and check them in. They might also collect patient notes and ensure that these vital records go to the right healthcare professional. In a clinic, they may make appointments and arrange patient transport.