Rheumatology Centre at Haywood Hospital - click here to view Coronavirus guidance for patients.
The team comprises two Dietitians supported by a Dietetic Assistant Practitioner and provide a dietetic service for adult inpatient across all wards at the Haywood (Broadfield, Chatterley, Grange, Jackfield, Scotia and Sneyd).
They organise a rolling programme on various dietetic topics including Malnutrition Universal Screening Tools for registered nurses and healthcare support staff. The team train and support Nutrition Link nurses on all wards and link with catering regarding food provision.
They work alongside the MDT on all wards to ensure the optimal nutritional care for patients.
How to contact your Dietitian
The Team Lead Dietitian for Community Hospital Dietitians at the Haywood Hospital can be contacted between the hours of 7.30am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Telephone: 01782 673514
Mobile (with answer message facility): 07834 967159
How to refer
Referrals are only accepted for patients currently admitted at the Haywood Hospital. If you require a community dietitian’s input please contact your local GP practice for further information.
The service has cancelled face-to-face consultations until further notice.
Please do not attend appointments unless asked specifically to do so. This applies to all rheumatology, musculoskeletal and osteoporosis service appointments.
Please do not stop your rheumatology drugs (e.g. biologics) without advice. If you have a blood monitoring appointment please only attend at the appointment time specified.
Where it is safe to do so, the frequency of your blood monitoring may be reduced.
The service is experiencing a high volume of calls to its helpline so responses may be delayed.
The Rheumatology Centre at the Haywood Hospital currently welcomes patients from North Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire. The catchment area has a population of over 500,000 patients.
The centre deals with the investigation, diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions many of which are chronic conditions which require lifelong treatment.
The Haywood Hospital is pioneering in many different aspects of rheumatology, the first community rheumatologist was appointed here and the first development of a computerised drug monitoring system was at the Haywood Hospital.
The Rheumatology Centre also has an active research team, known nationally and internationally for its work.
Walk in Centre
The Emergency Department at Royal Stoke University Hospital will no longer treat minor injuries in adults or children in order to free up vital resources for managing Coronavirus (COVID-19).
During this time Haywood Hospital’s Walk-in Centre will be able to provide these essential services. Orthopaedic surgeons and emergency nurse practitioners from Royal Stoke will join the Haywood Walk-in Centre team to provide an enhanced service.
Patients who have an eye emergency problem are also being asked not to attend hospital straight away and instead call a telephone number and speak to a specialist. The Emergency Eye Clinic will be available on 01782 674300 Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm, Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 12 noon
What does the service offer?
A wide range of conditions can be treated including:
- Cuts and grazes
- Ear infections
- Sprains and strains
- Suspected fractures
- Bites and stings
- Minor head injuries
- Minor burns
- Foreign bodies in the eye.
You should only attend A&E for serious and life-threatening conditions.
Opening hours for the Walk-in Centre have been temporarily extended to 7am-9.30pm every day.
The Walk-in Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Haywood Hospital
Telephone: 01782 673500
- Onsite parking, including disabled parking is available.
- Wheelchair access and disabled toilets are available.