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Dietitian | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Allied Health, Dietitian


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Formerly Lakes DHB Dietitian

Service Provision:
Dietitians apply scientific knowledge about food and nutrition to individuals and groups in states of health and disease to promote optimal health within the social, economic and cultural context of the New Zealand population.  (Dietitians Board, "Scope of Practice".)

As part of the multidisciplinary team, the dietitian is vital to:

  • guide decisions about the route and timing of nutrition therapy
  • assess the patient's nutritional needs
  • monitor fluid and electrolyte status 
  • monitor patients blood result to guide nutrition care
  • initiate use of specialised enteral and parenteral products 
  • adjust the nutrition care plan to specific disease state and changes in the patient's clinical condition.
  • Counsel/educate patients and Whānau on a wide range of illnesses that reqire a change to diet.


Where to find us: see the Rotorua Hospital map here.


 Location                    The Department of Nutrition and Dietetic Services is located in the Allied Health Corridor      
Contact     Rotorua Hospital (07) 349 7955 ext.8788      
Team Leader/Professional Advisor Dietitian     027 5555 608      
Clinical Dietitian     027 705 0957      
Clinical Dietitian     027 619 8744      
Administration Support     (07) 349 7913      

Referral Expectations

Referrals are prioritised according to departmental triage guidelines and the quality of the referral itself.  The department accepts referrrals from all health professionals.  Self referrals are not accepted.

Fees and Charges Description

New Zealand citizens or those who have obtained permanent residence are entitled to publicly funded health care.

Non-residents may be required to pay for their health care.

Click here to read more about eligibility for funded care at Te Whatu Ora Lakes 


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Christmas Holiday Hours:

  • Closed for outpatients
  • Inpatient services provided on non-stat days


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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

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Street Address

Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand

Postal Address

Rotorua Hospital
Private Bag 3023
Rotorua Mail Centre
Rotorua 3046

This page was last updated at 2:38PM on April 9, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Dietitian | Lakes | Te Whatu Ora.