Nutrition and Dietetics at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9382 1021 Monday to Friday, 8am to 4.30pm
Fax: (02) 9382 1200

Dietitians at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick provide nutrition advice to inpatients and outpatients on all areas of infant, child and adolescent nutrition. This includes nutritional assessment, management of therapeutic diets, dietary education and counselling.

Clinics

Outpatient Service – General Nutrition Clinic

Children with specific medical conditions requiring detailed assessment and tailored dietary intervention can be seen in specialist clinics.

For children who do not fall under specialist medical services, nutrition assessment and dietary education may be obtained following a referral to the general nutrition clinic. The general nutrition clinic operates on selected Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30-10:30am, 10:30-13:30pm and 14:00-17:45pm.

Children can be referred to the general nutrition clinic via their GP or specialist staff from Sydney Children's Hospital.

1. Referral from medical staff from SCH.

SCH medical staff can refer to the general nutrition clinic if the patient meets the referral criteria.

The referral criteria are:

  • Growth Faltering - poor growth as shown on recent heights and weights plotted on a growth chart
  • Vitamin or mineral deficiency - as confirmed by a recent blood test
  • Above the 85th percentile for BMI and requiring an interpreter
  • Above the 85th percentile for BMI and less than 4 years of age
  • Enterally fed children

2. Referral from General Practitioner

GPs can refer their patients to the general nutrition clinic. The referral criteria for GP referrals to the clinic are:

The patient resides in postcodes 2000, 2010-2011, 2015, 2017-2036

AND

The patient meets the above criteria listed under referral from SCH medical staff.

Referrals from either medical staff at SCH or from local general practitioners can be made using the referral form. Please note that this referral form is for use by SCH medical staff or general practitioners only and needs to be accompanied by relevant growth charts and/or laboratory results.