Dietetics

Useful links

Dietitians Association of Australia

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

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

Nutrition Australia

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

Better Health Channel

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, rehabilitation centre or home. They work as part of the health care team to ensure high quality client-centred 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

Eastern Health provides this service at the following locations:

Angliss Hospital

Address

Albert Street, Upper Ferntree Gully, VIC

Contact

Phone: (03) 9764 6231

 

Home Enteral Nutrition Program

Contact

Phone: (03) 9759 1893  Email: HEN.Orders@easternhealth.org.au

Hours

Telephone answering machine messages on the Home Enteral Nutrition phone are monitored regularly. If this phone is not answered at the time of the call, please leave a clear message with your name and telephone number and the Home Enteral Nutrition Dietitian Assistant will return the call as soon as possible.

 

Box Hill Hospital

Address

Arnold St, Box Hill, VIC

Contact

Phone: (03) 9895 3428 Fax (03) 9895 4816

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 dietitian: Phone: (03) 5957 4459 Fax (03) 5962 2226

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

Maroondah Hospital

Address

Davey Drive, Ringwood East, VIC

Contact

Phone: (03) 9871 3468 Fax: (03) 9871 3512

Peter James Centre

Address

Mahoneys Road, Burwood East, VIC

Contact

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

 

Wantirna Health

 

Address

251 Mountain Highway, Wantirna, VIC

Contact

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

Yarra Ranges Health

Address

25 Market Street, Lilydale, VIC

Contact

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