Nutrition and Dietetics

The Dietetics team provides a high quality patient focused service. The Dietitians at Monash Children’s Hospital are experienced in managing nutrition issues and diseases in infants, children and adolescents.

Phone: (03) 8572 3003

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Expertise and Services

Monash Health provides Nutrition and Dietetics services to Monash Children’s Hospital patients both in an acute setting within our hospitals, within the home and out in the community.

Dietetic services

The Dietetics team at Monash Children’s Hospital provide evidence-based care and are available to consult on all aspects of paediatric nutrition. This includes, nutrition screening, assessment of nutritional needs, recommendations for nutritional management, implementation of therapeutic diets and discharge education and planning.

Home Enteral Nutrition Program

Children requiring home tube feeding can be registered for the Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Program. This is a government funded initiative that allows us to provide families with equipment and formula required for tube feeding. This program is available only to public patients who attend Monash Children’s Hospital for their medical management.

Referrals

Monash Children’s Hospital Dietetics service only accepts referrals from within Monash Health. Referrals can be made via EMR for inpatients and SMR e-Referrals for outpatients.

Community Referrals

Phone: 1300 3 iCARE (1300 342 273), Option 4
Email: MHCAccess@monashhealth.org

Child and Family Program in the Community
The Child and Family Team at Monash Health Community also provide allied health services to children.

For more information, contact childandfamilyprogram@monashhealth.org.

Youth and Family Program
The Youth and Family team at Monash Health Community provides quality health services to vulnerable and marginalized young people and their families.

For more information, contact youthtriage@monashhealth.org.

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