About this service

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Dietetics service helps make sure patients are receiving adequate nutrition. Good nutrition is an important factor in wellbeing and recovery from illness and our dietitians work across the hospitals to provide support and information to both patients and the staff looking after them.

We provide advice and support to patients who have medical conditions that can be wholly or partly treated by diet. We also support patients with poor appetites and people who are unable to eat and drink sufficiently by helping them supplement their food intake, with, for example, a feeding tube or a drip. We may also advise patients on their diet at home, either to aid recovery, reduce symptoms or prevent further illness.

We have a team of highly specialist Dietitians working across a variety of clinical settings. Our general team provide services to:

We also provide a range of designated specialist services to the following patients:

  • Cancer and palliative care
  • Children
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Eating disorders
  • Home Enteral Feeding
  • Learning difficulties and mental health
  • Renal (kidney)
  • Stroke/Neurology
  • Weight Management

Contact information

Where to find us

Our services take place in various locations. You will find any directions and instructions in your appointment letter; please read it carefully before attending.

We run regular dietetics clinics in the following locations:


  • Bodmin
  • Camborne/Redruth
  • Falmouth
  • Hayle
  • Helston
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Launceston
  • Liskeard
  • Newquay
  • Penzance
  • St Austell
  • Truro
  • Wadebridge


  • Bodmin
  • Falmouth
  • Penzance
  • St Austell
  • Truro

Professional careers in dietetics

There are multiple ways to find out about careers in this area:

Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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