Therapy Services

Children’s nutrition services

The Paediatric Dietetic Team promotes good nutrition to enhance growth and development in children and young people from across Newcastle and the North East.

Our dietitians see children and their families as part of their outpatient appointments with doctors and nurses at clinics in our hospitals. We also see patients in specific nutrition clinics

We provide information and support on a range of issues around diet, food and health, including:

  • Fruitcow’s milk protein allergy
  • growth faltering
  • poor oral intake
  • fussy eating
  • poor weight gain
  • deficiency of vitamins and minerals.

Conditions we treat

The main conditions and illnesses in children that we help to treat include:

  • diabetes
  • inherited metabolic disorders
  • immunology and infectious disease
  • allergy
  • cystic fibrosis
  • respiratory issues
  • renal problems
  • gastroenterology
  • oncology
  • surgery
  • burns and plastics
  • orthopaedics
  • general medicine
  • ketogenics (to control epilepsy)
  • neurology issues
  • child development.

The paediatric dietetic team is based in the Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) at the RVI and Freeman Hospital.

As well as seeing patients in clinics as part of their treatment for a range of conditions, we also hold weekly dietetic clinics for children who have problems with gastroenterology, allergy and child development. All the clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatients Department at the GNCH.

There is a daily (limited) dietetic service available on the paediatric wards at Freeman Hospital including:

We also provide three GP clinics within Newcastle at:

  1. Kenton Clinic
  2. Molineux Centre
  3. Elswick Health Centre

How to access our services

Children and young people can be referred to our service by hospital healthcare staff. Outpatients can also be referred to the paediatric dietitian by their GP.

More information

Useful websites

Contact us

For more information about Children’s Nutrition Services, please contact:

  • Paediatric Dietetic Team, Great North Children’s Hospital
  • tel: 0191 282 3957 (voicemail available)
Paediatric Dietetic Service
Newcastle Nutrition
Laing O’Rourke Building
Royal Victoria Infirmary
NE1 4LP
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