Dietetics

Dietitians play an important role in managing dietary problems and/or unintentional weight loss, caused by cancer or cancer treatment. Please follow the links below for more information:


 

What is Dietetics?    

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are qualified health professionals that assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition problems at an individual and wider public health level. Dietitians use the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietetic Services    

At a dietetics appointment a Dietitian will assess, discuss and advise patients on diet and nutritional health.

Specialist Dietitians within the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre provide a service to all patients receiving treatment at the NICC.

Dietitians are often asked for advice on issues that can affect people with cancer such as:

Referral    

In hospital patients are referred to the nutrition and dietetic service by medical or nursing staff for dietary assessment and advice according to nutritional need.

In the community referrals are accepted from a GP or onward referral from the hospital Dietitian.

Location and Contact    

Hospitals:

  • Belfast City Hospital-Tel: 028 90699314
  • Mater Hospital-Tel: 028 9080 2200/3206
  • Musgrave Park Hospital / Forster Green Hospital-Tel: 028 9090 2047
  • Royal Victoria Hospital-Tel: 028 9063 6591/6592
  • Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children-Tel: 028 9063 3499
  • Community Nutrition and Dietetics Service-Knockbreda Centre-Tel: 028 9063 1790