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Dietitians

At the Stroke Clinic we provide dedicated dietitians that are experts at helping stroke patients. They can suggest food and drinks to avoid, or have more of, if you have high cholesterol, diabetes, or specific dietary needs.

 

Our dietitians

Our team of specialist dietitians work alongside other therapists as part of the multi-disciplinary team. We work closely with our Speech and Language Therapists, as many stroke patients have difficulty swallowing and might need dietary texture modification.

All of our stroke patients will be referred to one of our dietitians for a comprehensive assessment on admission, and will be on hand throughout your stay to help with setting nutritional goals.

They’ll monitor your progress regularly and adapt your nutritional goals accordingly. A poor appetite, weight loss and an inadequate dietary intake can often affect rehabilitation.

Dietitians can help:

  • Assess previous nutritional intake and advise on a suitable healthier post-stroke diet
  • Advise on therapeutic diets for stroke risk factors, including hypertension and diabetes
  • Provide tailored nutritional advice if you have difficulty swallowing
  • Plan a suitable weight loss diet plan for overweight and obese patients
  • Plan a suitable diet plan for patients who are underweight and have a poor appetite
  • Provide specialist tube-feeding for patients who are not able to meet their nutritional requirements or have an unsafe swallow
  • Enable seamless nutritional care for patients requiring long term nutrition support on transfer to their own home, a residential or nursing home.

We work with, and support the families of, patients who need a range of dietary modifications.

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The Stroke Unit at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is equipped to provide expert treatment, aftercare and rehabilitation support for patients and their families.

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Patient information

Our Hospital is renowned for providing exemplary levels of care across more than 90 services. From orthopaedics, to urology, our private GP practice and Urgent Care Clinic, our services are led by some of London’s leading Consultants. For more information, and to find a service suitable for your care, find out more about the services that we offer.

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If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 020 7806 4075.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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