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Dieticians

Dietitians

Dieticians

At The Stroke Unit we provided dedicated dieticians that are experts at assisting stroke patients. Dietary advice includes the recommendation of certain foods/drinks for if patients are suffering with raised cholesterol, diabetes or require any other dietary needs.

 

Make An Appointment

To ask a question, make an enquiry or book an appointment, contact our specialist team who are available between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm and on Saturday from 9.00am to 2.00pm. Our stroke unit team have a dedicated and caring approach and will seek to find you the earliest appointment possible with the correct specialist for your needs.

 If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP. You can simply refer yourself and book an appointment.

If you have medical insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa PPP, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation for any treatment and, in most cases, you will require a referral letter from your GP.

If you do not have a GP, then we have an in-house private GP practice that you can use. Alternatively we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstance.

Make an Enquiry

Recovering from a stroke requires time, patience and expertise. Here at The Stroke Unit, patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary private Stroke Care Team led by Consultant Neurologists and Physicians.

Dietitians

Our team of dietitians work alongside and in conjunction with our other therapists as well as helping with the patient’s transfer of care to home or on-going care in a residential or nursing home after a stroke. They take advice from the Speech and Language Therapists about patients’ swallowing capabilities as diet may have to be adapted if the patient has difficulty swallowing.

Many patients have reduced appetite and lose weight while recovering following a stroke and dietitians can help plan sensible meals that are easy to eat to help maintain a healthy weight. They work particularly closely with patients who are diabetic.

Dietitians Can Help

  • Give you detailed information about nutrition
  • Assess your nutritional needs
  • Provide advice and recommendations if you have difficulties eating or swallowing
  • With loss of appetite
  • If you are currently underweight or overweight
  • If you have diabetes or any other medical conditions that require a special diet
  • If you have difficulties eating or swallowing the dietitian will advise the right level of nutritional support

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