The department is made up of three teams:
- Acute Dietitian team
- Community Dietitian team
- Diabetes Dietitians within the diabetes team.
The Dietetics department provides dietetic and nutritional support to people in hospital and in the community. The acute team is based at Russells Hall Hospital and the community team is based at Stourbridge Health and Social Care Centre.
Dudley’s dietitians provide nutritional support and dietary information to a variety of people. We are registered with the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC), are members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and are qualified to give specialised advice on diet and nutrition. We work to improve the nutritional status of inpatients and the management of long term conditions. We work in a variety of specialist areas including paediatrics, renal, oncology, diabetes, bariatric surgery and artificial enteral nutrition (tube feeding). We also provide weight management services work with the Trust’s catering partners to ensure that hospital food meets recognised nutritional standards.
In addition to providing an inpatient service, we also provide outpatient services, including dietitian-led clinics across the Dudley borough and a service to patients at their own homes, nursing and care homes.
Our department working times are 8.30am – 4.30pm
Ann Marsh: Dietetic Department Manager
Ben Biffin: Community Dietitian Team Leader
Kate Woodhouse: Diabetes Dietitian Team Leader
Lisa Truefitt: Medicines Management Dietitian
Cheryl Southall Paediatric Dietetian Team Leader