The multidisciplinary Nutrition Support team consists of:
- nutrition nurses
- consultant gastroenterologists
- clinical psychologist
The Nutrition Support team focus on patients with the most complicated nutritional problems that can occur as a result of diseases, injury or surgery.
The team manage a highly specialised method of feeding patients directly into their blood stream called parenteral nutrition.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham is the regional centre for patients who need long term parenteral nutrition at home.
Patients with complicated nutritional problems can be referred to the Nutrition Support team by their doctor or dietitian.
Last reviewed: 12 July 2022