'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.
Grade 4 Clinical Specialist Dietitian
Ph 03 9496 5646
To page: Call Austin Health Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 4267.
Grade 2 Senior Dietitian
Ph 03 9496 2454
To page: Call Austin Health Switchboard on 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 4644.
Grade 1 Dietitian
Ph 03 9496 5545
To page: Call Austin Health Switchboard 03 9496 5000 and ask for Pager 6004.