We are based at St Peters Hospital but also cover the Bradley Neurorehabilitation Unit at Woking hospital.
Stroke and neurological conditions may cause difficulties with swallowing, communication, physical movement, vision, cognition, and mood. All of which may affect the ability for a person to meet their nutritional requirements. We work closely with the Stroke and Neuro MDT members (Doctors, Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Speech and Language therapists and Clinical Psychologists) to optimise our patient’s nutritional intake, support patient-centred goals and provide the best possible outcome.
- Provide nutritional support for patients who have a poor appetite or weight loss. A high protein high energy diet may be recommended to improve their nutritional status and additional nutritional supplements may also be required.
- Provide nutritional support for patients who require modified diet or fluids due to a swallowing problem identified by the Speech and Language Therapists.
- Advise on the provision of short-term Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration e.g., nasogastric (NG) tube feeding if a patient is unable to take food or drink orally.
- Contribute to the decision making for long-term Clinically Assisted Nutrition and Hydration e.g., gastrostomy tube feeding and support the transition from hospital to discharge destination.
- Liaise with patient’s family/carers and the community services to ensure that specific nutritional interventions are continued following discharge from hospital.
- Reduce patient’s dietary risk factors by providing advice on a healthy diet if they have diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or are overweight.
Phone: 01932 722202
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Aspen (St Peter’s)