Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Last updated: 09 October 2019

D level

Nutritional advice for both adults, children on weight management, diabetes, eating disorders, texture modification, enteral and parenteral nutrition, energy supplementation, renal replacement therapy and renal disease management, oncology, inborn errors of metabolism, allergies, gastrointestinal issues eg IBS, IBD etc., bariatric management, nutritional assessment, weaning advice and other advice on feeding children.  Also offer nutritional advice on menus, large scale catering, diet cookery, access to the Integrated Complex Obesity Service for Portsmouth.

Integrated complex obesity service (ICOS) for Portsmouth city patients only operates from dietetics.  The service won the Patients Award in the Best People Awards for PHT in 2018. 

Information available on 023 92 681798 option 4.

Opening hours

8:30am until 4:30pm core hours.

Referral information

Offer individual and group management on:

Weight loss (inc bariatric surgery); diabetes (inc DESMOND and Insulin pump in adults and children); allergies (inc milk free and other allergies in children);

IBS (inc FODMAP); IBD; Short bowel and Intestinal failure; Constipation.

Dietary management of renal disease, hepatic issues

Management of inborn errors of metabolism

Management of patients receiving artificial nutrition inc enteral, parenteral nutrition.

Dietary management of dysphagia.  Management of nutritional support for both people living at home, hospital or in care.

Management of eating disorders and disordered eating in both adults and children (inc fussy, faddy eaters)

Management of hyperlipidaemia, altered vitamin, mineral and trace element status. 

Integrated complex obesity service (ICOS) for Portsmouth city patients only operates from dietetics. 

Where to find us

Acute Dietetics located on D level at QA Hospital - lift area 4

Paediatric dietetics located on A level at QA Hospital - lift area 2

Renal Dietetics located on G level at QA Hospital - lift area 7

Diabetes Dietetics located on C level at QA Hospital - lift area 7

 

Contact information

Acute Dietetics located on D level at QA Hospital.

Paediatric dietetics located on A level at QA Hospital.

Renal Dietetics located on G level at QA Hospital.

Diabetes Dietetics located on C level at QA Hospital.

Community Dietetics located at Rodney Road Centre, Copnor.


Phone numbers

Acute dietetics: 02392 286150 (ext 6150)

Renal Dietetics: 02392 286000 ext 1014

Paediatric Dietetics: 02392 284348

Diabetes Dietetics: 02392 285956

Community dietetics: 02392 681798 options 2 & 3

Appointment lines: 02392 283600 or 02392 681798 option 1

Head of service contact on: 02392 283223

 

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