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Nutrition and dietetics

The nutrition and dietetic acute and community service provides expert nutritional advice across all ages to improve health, and treat disease and conditions. Dietitians use the most up-to-date research to provide education and practical advice that is specifically tailored to each individual.

Services provided

The nutrition and dietetic acute and community service help to improve health and treat disease and conditions through nutrition such as:

  • Diabetes
  • Malnutrition
  • Heart or kidney disease
  • Bowel and digestion problems
  • Cancer
  • Neurological problems

The dietetic service (adult and paediatric) is provided in the following areas:

  • All West Suffolk Hospital wards
  • Acute and community outpatient clinics at West Suffolk Hospital, GP surgeries and health centres
  • Community nursing/residential homes and patients' own homes where necessary

A referral form to use our service for hospices can be found here.

Contact the team

West Suffolk Hospital dietetic department

Telephone: 01284 713609



West Suffolk community dietetic team 

Telephone: 01284 713668



The department is situated on the first floor at the rear of the building adjacent to the staff restaurant.

Patient information

The Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provide an eating disorders service in the west of Suffolk, separate from West Suffolk Hospital's dietetics department. The eating disorders service is based at:

Youth Pathway Bury South IDT
G Block
Hospital Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3NR

Telephone: 01284 733188

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