The World's 3rd Biggest Hospital, in South Africa.

Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Departments

Department of Human Nutrition

Head: -currently unspecified- (Assistant Director Human Nutrition)

Dietetics Division

The department aims to provide optimal nutrition support to all in-patients as well as outpatients. The department comprises a principal dietician, 2 senior dieticians and 6 junior dieticians who are responsible for managing the division. These dieticians represent all the academic institutions in South Africa that provide training for dieticians, thus forming a broad base of clinical knowledge and expertise. The cultural diversity of the division allows to provide a multilingual service to the community.

The following services are rendered throughout the hospital:

  • Nutrition counselling and supplementation at outpatient clinics eg general dietetic clinic, neonatal follow-up, renal clinic, CP clinic and Cardiac clinic.
  • Nutrition support and counselling in all wards and sections eg paediatric, surgical and medical.

Other projects in include:

  • CBR (community based rehabilitation) workgroup that is busy compiling a resource list of the community to able to serve patients better.
  • A weight loss programme in conjunction with the physiotherapists
  • HIV/Aids workshops for parents/caregivers with children who are diagnosed with HIV/Aids.

The department is actively involved in training which include:

  • 4th year dietetic students from Pretoria University
  • 5th year medical students from Wits University
  • Newly appointed nurses
  • RAU community nursing students
  • Medical staff

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