Dietitian

The palliative care dietitian is based in Antrim Area Hospital and covers the Macmillan Unit for three sessions per week.

The dietitian carries out nutritional assessments, provides information about diet, helps patients and families make choices about food and assesses the need for nutritional supplements. Eating problems can be common in palliative patients and can include loss of appetite, swallowing, nausea, vomiting, constipation and weight loss. Dietary advice and support can help manage these problems.

 

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