Nutrition and Dietetics

Assessment and management of conditions requiring nutritional counselling or dietary intervention


North South North West Statewide


Some clinics are held in conjunction with Paediatric Services, Diabetes Services, PEG Services (Gastro), Renal Services, and Oncology Services

Focus is on dietetic counselling, support and intervention in clinical conditions. Aims are to:

  • Overcome barriers to adequate nutrition
  • Prevent or slow nutritional decline
  • Prevent an adverse response to food components
  • Reduce or manage symptoms
  • Promote optimal physiology and function through dietary change in disease conditions

A number of nutrition services are not available because of limited funding:

  • General lifestyle counseling for fat loss, heart disease, hypertension, non-complex diabetes
  • Adult allergy investigation and advice
  • Disordered eating
  • Encopresis
  • Ketogenic diets

Emergency conditions

Direct patients to the Emergency Department if urgent assessment/management is required, e.g. for the following conditions/symptoms (not exclusive):

  • PEG pulled out

Referral process

We run a limited number of clinics and waiting times can be up to a few months. We prioritise patients referred to us, and encourage referrals to private dietitians when possible.

For patients in scope (see above) a referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

Specific requirements are detailed in the individual clinic and condition referral guidelines.

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:


Proceed to Emergency Department (ED). Please contact ED Medical Officer in Charge
LGH ED – Phone: (03) 6777 8302 Fax: (03) 6777 5201
– Phone: 0409 867 492 Fax: (03) 6441 5923
– Phone: 0459 848 725 Fax: (03) 6464 1926
– Phone: (03) 6166 6101 Fax: (03) 6173 0489

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

The Dietitian will reply to the referring GP after seeing a new patient.