Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietitians understand how food and fluid affects the body and can use this knowledge to help you manage a range of health conditions. We use the latest scientific information to partner with you and develop a plan to meet your nutrition needs, by:

  • Assessing your nutrition status and diet
  • Providing you with personalised information and support to help you make changes to your food intake


If you need to cancel or change your appointment, please call us on 02 9113 2751. 

Hours of service: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday – Friday. No weekend services. 

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics
Level 2, Prichard Wing
St George Hospital, Gray Street, Kogarah, NSW, 2217
Fax: 02 9113 2847

How to find us:
We are located in the Prichard Wing (circled in red), which is separate from the main building and can be accessed via Chapel Street - Gate 9. Take the lift to level 2 for your appointment.

Some Dietitian appointments for multidisciplinary clinics are located in other areas of the hospital - please confirm appointment details ahead of time. This includes: renal supportive care, cancer care clinic, specialist pediatric clinics (feeding clinic, eating disorders), and pre-admission clinics. 


We care for people in our hospital with the following conditions: 

  • Malnutrition or poor intake
  • Those requiring alternative feeding methods (e.g. enteral nutrition)
  • Kidney conditions 
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Cancer
  • Eating Disorders
  • Paediatric Nutrition

Your doctor or nurse will refer you to the dietitian during your inpatient stay if it is required. You can also request to see a dietitian if you have any concerns about your nutrition.



Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) Clinic

Support for poor nutritional status and tube feeding.

General Clinic

Support for a variety of conditions including malnutrition, weight management, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

Paediatric Clinic

Support for infants, children and adolescents, including: Failure to thrive, weight management, tube feeding, poor nutritional status fussy eating and gastrointestinal conditions.

Gastroenterology Clinic

Support for various gastrointestinal disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, motility disorders and patients post gastrointestinal surgery.

Services are available to residents within Georges River Council that meet referral criteria (please see 'referrals' tab). Alternatively, find a private or NDIS Accredited Practicing Dietitian in your area. 

Dietitian services are also available in some multidisciplinary clinics within St George Hospital and community services. Please contact these clinics directly if you require more information:

  • Cancer Care Centre - Ph 9113 3903
  • Diabetes Education Centre - Ph 9113 3090
  • Metabolic & Bariatric Surgical Service - Ph 9113 4515.
  • Renal Care Services - Ph 9113 2622
  • Supportive Care Services - Ph 9113 4182
  • Swallow Centre - Ph 02 9113 2513
  • Paediatric Eating Disorder Service - 02 9113 1925
  • Paediatric Multidisciplinary Feeding Service - 9113 1360

By Car
Paid parking: Gray Street Car Park (at hospital main entrance) Kingston Street Car Park, Belgrave Street Car Park. 
Free street parking is available around the campus and on nearby streets, times range between 15 minutes - 2 hours of free parking. Be sure to check street signs to avoid a fine. 

By Train
The nearest railway station to St George Hospital is Kogarah railway Station, on the Southern Line. It is a 15 minute walk down Belgrave Street from the railway to the hospital.

By Bus
The hospital is within walking distance of the Montgomery St Bus Stop of the Free Kogarah Shuttle Bus service
The 446, 476 and 477 buses all pass by St George Hospital, use the Transport NSW website to plan your trip.

What to bring to your appointment

  • Referral letter if referred from your GP
  • Any recent blood tests and blood sugar record book if available/applicable
  • Medication list
  • You are welcome to bring a support person (a relative, friend or carer) with you to the appointment. 

Please let us known when booking your appointment if you require an interpreter to be present. 

Please send patient referrals, along with any other relevant information to: 
Fax: 02 9113 2847

Referral Forms:

St George Hospital is the largest tertiary education hospital within the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District. As such, our Dietitians and Dietitian Assistants are passionate about being involved in the upskilling and training of future Dietitians and Dietitian Assistants from both University and TAFE. Our Dietitians are actively involved in numerous quality improvement and research projects which highlight our passion for providing up-to-date, person centered care. 

Patients may be asked to be involved in research or for a Dietitian/Dietitian Assistant Student to be present during your dietetic assessments under the supervision of a Dietitian.   

Our Publications:

  • McLean, C., Rowena, I., Antony, A. and McMahon, A., 2024. Malnutrition, Nutritional Deficiency and Alcohol: A Guide for General Practice. Australian Journal of General Practice.
  • Lindeback, R., Abdo, R., Schnabel, L., Le Jambre, R., Kennedy, S.E., Katz, T., Ooi, C.Y. and Lambert, K., 2023. Does the Nutritional Intake and Diet Quality of Children With Chronic Kidney Disease Differ From Healthy Controls? A Comprehensive Evaluation. Journal of Renal Nutrition.
  • McLean, C., Randall, A.M., Ryan, M., Smyth, B., Thomsett, M., Brown, M.A. and Dawson, J.K., 2023. The Association of Frailty and Malnutrition With Dietary Intake and Gastrointestinal Symptoms in People With Kidney Failure: 2-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Renal Nutrition.
  •  Raco, A., Westwood, E. and Smerdely, P., 2023. A Novel Intervention Targeting Increased Fluid Intake for Older Adult Inpatients with Dysphagia Requiring Modified Viscosity Drinks. Journal of Allied Health.
  •  McLean, C., Turner, N., Dragicevich, H., Lee, C. and Desmares-Matters, M., 2022. Evaluation of a Structured Nutrition Competence Program for Dietitian Assistants. Journal of Allied Health.
  • Melhuish, E., Lindeback, R. and Lambert, K., 2022. Scoping review of the dietary intake of children with chronic kidney disease. Pediatric Nephrology, 37(9), pp.1995-2012.
  • McLean, C., Tapsell, L., Grafenauer, S. and McMahon, A.T., 2020. Systematic review of nutritional interventions for people admitted to hospital for alcohol withdrawal. Nutrition & Dietetics.
  •  McLean, C., Tapsell, L., Grafenauer, S. and McMahon, A.T., 2020. Nutritional Care of Patients Admitted to Hospital for Alcohol Withdrawal: A 5-Year Retrospective Audit. Alcohol and Alcoholism.