Dietetics Department

If you are what you eat, healthy is our goal


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If you are what you eat, then plenty of us realize that our lifestyles impact hugely on our health and ability to live full lives. In life-style related illnesses like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and malnutrition, changing one’s diet is central to bringing healing – or at least ensure the management of disease.


The Dietetics Department works closely with patients in the wards and the intensive care unit as well as seeing them as outpatients.  Changing one’s diet takes time and the dietician guides patients on this journey.

Diana Stead – Dietician 
Head of Department, Dietetics

Diana has offered patients healing dietary guidance for many years at Victoria Hospital. She has previously worked as a clinical dietitian at Frere Hospital and Somerset Hospital. She loves working with children, tackling issues like malnutrition, gastroenteritis, obesity and feeding in children with cerebral palsy. She is actively involved in patients who have had strokes especially those who are unable to swallow and need feeding tubes.

Of Victoria Hospital she says she loves the smallness and multi-disciplinary approach and that the patients feel comfortable to come back for support.

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"What we eat is a very personal part of our lives.
Changing habits takes time and a lot of counselling."

- Diana Stead -