Services

Dietetics

Useful links

Dietitians Association of Australia - www.daa.asn.au

This website has a locator function for Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs) who see patients privately. You can search for an APD in a certain location by looking for the “Find an APD” link (or by calling 1800 812 942)

Yellow Pages - www.yellowpages.com.au

To find a local dietitian in private practice, look under “Dietitians” in the yellow pages.  Fees do apply for these services.

Nutrition Australia - www.nutritionaustralia.org

This site contains recipes and fact sheets on many topics including a ‘frequently asked questions’ section.

Better Health Channel - www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au

This site contains fact sheets about nutrition and medical conditions.

Dietitians apply the science of human nutrition to food and health. They provide education and practical support to enable people to make dietary choices that will maximise their health and wellbeing. Eastern Health Dietitians provide inpatient and outpatient services in the hospital, community health or rehabilitation centre or home. They work as part of the health care team to ensure high quality care.

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during business hours Monday to Friday with a limited weekend service at Box Hill and Maroondah Hospitals. Outpatient services and Community Health services are available at set times during business hours. Eastern Health Dietitians auspice the Eastern Health Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Program for those patients/clients requiring tube feeding in the home (e.g. receive nutrition via a nasogastric or PEG tube). Contact details are listed below.

 

Frequently asked questions

Positions for dietitians at Eastern Health will be advertised on the Eastern Health website http://easternhealth.mercury.com.au and the DAA website.

As an inpatient at Eastern Health you will not be charged for the care provided by the dietitian and/or any nutrition-support product or foods that they may recommend for consumption during your inpatient stay. (Overseas visitors will be charged a facility fee for inpatient care). The dietitians will also be able to provide you with information about obtaining nutrition-support products for your use following discharge from care.

There is a small charge for accessing dietitians in our ambulatory services in the Sub Acute Care program (Angliss, Peter James Centre, Wantirna, Yarra Ranges Health). Community Health-funded services at Angliss & Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health (Healesville/Yarra Junction) also charge modest fees.

Eastern Health provides this service at the following locations:

Angliss Hospital

Address

Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC

Contact

P (03) 9764 6231 F (03) 9759 1888

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

 

Home Enteral Nutrition Program

Contact

P (03) 9759 1893  E HEN.Orders@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

 

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Nelson Road, Box Hill, VIC

Contact

P (03) 9895 3428 F (03) 9895 4816

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

Healesville Hospital and Yarra Valley Health

Address

Location one (Healesville Hospital): 377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777

Location two (community health): White St, Healesville and 2475 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction

Postal address: 377 Maroondah Hwy, Healesville, 3777

Contact

Hospital ward dietian: P (03) 5962 4300 F (03) 5962 2226

Community Health dietitian: P 1300 130 381 F (03) 5962 1458 E communityhealth@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

Maroondah Hospital

Address

Davey Drive, Ringwood East, VIC

Contact

P (03) 9871 3468 F (03) 9871 3512

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

Peter James Centre

Address

Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, VIC

Contact

P (03) 9881 2438 F (03) 9881 2439

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

 

Wantirna Health

 

Address

251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, VIC

Contact

P (03) 9955 1314 F (03) 9955 1388

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.

Yarra Ranges Health

Address

25 Market Street, Lilydale, VIC

Contact

P (03) 8706 9652 F (03) 8706 9617

Hours

Dietitians are available at most Eastern Health sites during normal business hours, Monday to Friday for inpatient care. Outpatient care and Community Health clinic times are only available at set times during business hours.