Sarah Airey, Specialist Dietitian, Critical Care & Surgical Team Lead

When did you start working at the hospital?

January 2010.

What does your day-to-day role involve?

Going on the Critical Care ward rounds in the morning, seeing patients and devising tube feeding or IV nutrition plans. I also speak to the more awake patients and help them transition and build up their oral dietary intake.

What is your favourite part of the job?

Talking to the patients and helping them make healthy eating choices.

Marilyn Hagan, Specialist Cystic Fibrosis Dietitian

When did you start working at the hospital? 

2018

What does your day-to-day role involve? 

Working with patients who have Cystic Fibrosis during clinic appointments and also during hospital admissions. I aim to guide and support patients to manage their nutrition needs. I work as part of a team with other healthcare professionals to provide holistic care.

What is your favourite part of the job? 

Being able to work with patients over a long period of time to help them achieve their goals.
 

Sophie Clayson, Cardiothoracic Surgical Dietitian

When did you start working at the hospital?

I joined the Trust in August 2017, in my first dietetic role! 

What does your day-to-day role involve?

I see a variety of different patients. I spend the majority of my time helping speed up a patient's recovery from cardiac or thoracic surgery, or building a patient's strength prior to surgery. I am also involved in ensuring transplant patients heal well, have a reduced infection risk and avoid transplant rejection.   

What is your favourite part of the job?

Being a part of a patient's treatment, by building up their strength and oral intake to get them home safely.