Clinical Support

Therapy Services

Nutrition & Dietetics

West Hertfordshire Hospitals Nutrition and Dietetic Team provides a range of in-patient and out patient services across the three hospital sites, GP surgeries and Nursing homes.

The dietetic department aims to provide:

  • A Comprehensive dietetic services to both inpatients and outpatients· Dietetic training to other healthcare professionals and catering staff.
  • Advice to hospital catering departments on menu planning for patients and staff to ensure appropriate meal provision.
  • A nutritional advisory and information service.
  • Training for dietetic students from University of Hertfordshire
What is a Dietician?

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are uniquely qualified to translate scientific information about nutrition and food into practical dietary advice. As well as providing impartial advice about nutrition and health, dietitians also advise about food related problems and treat disease and ill health.

Dietitians are a key part of the healthcare team and also have an important training and advisory role. All dietitians employed by the Trust will have completed an approved recognised qualification in nutrition and dietetics and are registered to practice with Health Professions Council. You can check if the dietitian that you are consulting with is registered on www.hpc-uk.org.

Dietetic service is provided from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday

Contact details are as follows:

Name Department Contact
Smita Ganatra Dietetic Therapy Team Lead 01923 217200
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