Dietetics and Food Services

(nutrition, food and diet support)

We help you manage the nutrition you need during your hospital stay to help your recovery and when you leave. We work with other services across the hospital to make sure your eating plan matches your health care needs.

Our services

The Dietetics and Food Services Department provides a range of services including:

  • Provision of food whilst you are in hospital to meet your nutritional needs
  • Specialised diets when needed including high protein, low fibre, allergy, and many more
  • Dietitians may also advise on nutritional supplements when required
  • Dietitians will also oversee tube feeding and artificial nutrition when patients are unable to eat
  • On discharge your dietitian may recommend follow up in outpatients where we have a number of different clinic specialities
  • We also provide Healthy Eating and Lifestyles Program

Hospital meals

Find out more about meal options when in hospital.

How to access this service

No external referrals are accepted. You will need an internal referral from a RBWH clinician to access our outpatient services. You can access the inpatient service when you are staying in hospital.

Wait times will vary at our outpatient clinics with urgent appointments seen as soon as possible. Any specific preparation for your appointment will be outlined in your appointment letter.

Patients requiring individual weight loss advice should seek weight loss services in the community or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) to access the Get Health Information and Coaching Service.

What to bring

Each time you visit us
  • Your Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (if you have one)
  • Health Care Card and/or concession card (if you have one)
  • Current medications (prescription, over the counter and herbal medicine)
  • Relevant x-rays, scans or any other test results or reports
  • Glasses, hearing and mobility aids
For an outpatient or clinic appointment
  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • WorkCover claim number (if relevant)
  • Snacks, a drink or money to buy refreshments
  • Something to read or do while you wait

Contact us

Location: Level 2, Dr James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 8268
Open: 8.00am-4.30pm

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

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