Department of Health Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Nutrition and Diet Therapy

Tel: (08) 6457 2850
Location: 3rd Floor, A Block

The Nutrition and Diet Therapy Department provides comprehensive tertiary dietetic services to all the clinical service units of the hospital.

Inpatients and Outpatients must be current patients of SCGH (within 12 months) and be referred by the hospital medical officers.

Contact Numbers

Head of Department
Cesarita Marzo
(08) 6457 2850
(08) 6457 1130
Secretary (08) 6457 2850 (08) 6457 1130

Other Relevant Information

There is no capacity for patients to been seen for weight loss in the Dietetic clinics at SCGH.

Patients needing general advice or interventions for weight loss management can access the following

  • Private Dietitian (Accredited Practising Dietitian - APD) - GPs can refer patients under the ‘Strengthening Medicare Allied Health Initiative Programme.’  Medicare covers dietetic services under this programme, but some conditions apply.

  • Community Dietitian – Some areas have a Community Health Centre wherein a dietitian is employed by the Department of Health to provide education sessions for either groups or individuals. GP referral is required for patients to access this service.

  • Private Practice Dietitian (APD) – Please refer to the Yellow Pages (page 767, 2007) for a dietitian in your area. Patients will require a GP referral to be able to claim from a Private Health Fund.

The following agencies may also be contacted for relevant information: