Due to a temporary staffing situation we are currently implementing a prioritisation plan for dietetic adult inpatient services.
We are hopeful that the staffing situation will improve over the next few months as we are in the process of recruiting but in the meantime the following will apply.
We ask for your understanding and co-operation and will keep you fully informed.
Adult In-Patient Prioritisation Plan
All Priority One requests will be seen and ability to see priorities two to five will be dependent on staffing capacity on a day to day basis. Here's in summary.
PRIORITY • Requests to start enteral tube feeding.
ONE: • Requests to start parenteral nutrition.
PRIORITY • Review of enteral feeding regimens/parenteral nutrition
TWO: • Nutritional support if MUST score is 3 or above.
• Liver patients requiring nutrition support
PRIORITY • Newly diagnosed coeliac disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
THREE: • Nutritional support if MUST score is 2 or above
PRIORITY • Newly diagnosed diabetes Type 1 and Type 2
FOUR: • Dysphagia advice following SALT assessment
PRIORITY FIVE • Advice on low residue and low salt diets.