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Departments

Renal Dietetic Service

Diet & Renal Disease

'You are what you eat' is especially true for individuals with kidney problems.

Renal failure and its complications place a large amount of stress on the health of renal failure patients and their carers. Complications of high blood pressure, poor fluid and electrolyte control, poor dialysis, poor appetite and breakdown of body energy stores may all combine to compromise nutritional intake and health. Adequate dietetic care can minimise these problems and improve quality of life.

The dietetic service includes nutritional screening, assessment, suitable food provision, education and support for all Austin Health renal inpatients, outpatients and their carers. The dieticians are also involved in management, teaching and research within the unit.

Dietitians

Karen Manley
Grade 4 Clinical Specialist Dietitian

Covering:

  • Ward 7 North
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Home Therapies Unit
  • Central Dialysis Unit

Ph 03 9496 5646
To page:
Call Austin Health Switchboard  on 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 4267.

Leigh Seidel
Grade 2 Senior Dietitian

Covering:

  • Epping Dialysis Unit
  • Dialysis Training Unit
  • North East Kidney Service
  • Repat Dialysis Unit
  • Repat Outpatient Clinics

Ph 03 9496 2454
To page:
Call Austin Health Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 4644.

Margie Conley
Grade 1 Dietitian

Covering:

  • Kidney Transplant Recipients

Ph 03 9496 5545
To page:
Call Austin Health Switchboard 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 6004.