The Department of Nutrition's highly qualified Dietitians provide clinical nutrition services including nutrition assessment, management and education for inpatients and outpatients of the Women's and Children's Health Network.
The Department has a strong commitment to contribute to the nutrition of the broader WCHN community, through partnerships in nutrition promotion programs and contributing to the expert knowledge base on maternal and child nutrition. Current activities include:
The Department of Food Services provides high quality meals for patients staying in the Women's and Children's Hospital, caters for Hospital staff and visitors in The Café and Nic Nath Café on The Deck, and provides a functions service for meetings and events.
The Division of Nutrition aims to be recognised as a leader and innovator in the nutritional care of women, infants, children and young people.
How to access the Department of Nutrition
A doctor will arrange for a Dietitian to see inpatients (people currently staying in hospital) who need nutrition assessment, advice and education.
Outpatient nutrition appointments are also available for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult women clients of the Women's and Children's Health Network.
Referrals for children's outpatient nutrition consultations are only accepted from Women's and Children's Health Network doctors, or doctors accredited with admitting rights to the WCH. For women patients, referrals are also accepted from the WCHN Midwifery Group Practice and Birthing Unit midwives.
Please be aware that there may be a waiting list.
Resources and Publications
The Nutrition Department has produced a number of Nutrition Resources, which are available online .
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Department of Nutrition Administration Officer:
last modified: 25 Jan 2019