Mother, Daughter and Childs Daughter

Women and Newborn Health Service

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King Edward Memorial Hospital

Nutrition and Dietetics Services

Statewide Services


Dietitians at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH) provide ongoing assessment, advice and education for patients attending a range of specialty outpatient clinics. These services include:

  1. Nutritional Assessment
    This process incorporates an evaluation of how well nourished a person is and the nutritional requirements of that person in the context of their medical problems. Any deficiency in nutrient intake relative to recommended dietary intake can be identified.
  2. Nutritional Counselling (Education)
    A dietitian will provide information and food related strategies to achieve optimal nutrient intake and minimisation of disease symptoms.
  3. Preventative Nutrition Counselling
    People at risk of disease or the complications of disease are advised on diet related prevention.
  4. Provision of Therapeutic Diet
    A dietitian will manage the food and fluid requirements for inpatients on special diets through liaison with the health care team and food services. Special diets are constructed to help treat the individual's disease.
  5. Provision of Oral Nutrition Support
    A dietitian will use a wide variety of foods, meal patterns, fluids and nutritional supplements to optimise nutrient intake.

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Statewide Services

The Statewide Service answers telephone queries from the community regarding neonates and women's nutrition issues. It also provides telephone consultancy for health professionals on general nutrition issues for women and neonates.

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