"Dietician has real dedication and truly cares"

About: Bromley Healthcare / Dietitians (Bromley)

(as a parent/guardian),

My son was born early at 33 weeks, small and extremely poorly, after 6 long months in hospital and multiple operations and complications he came home. At first if was daunting we were new parents who had always had the back up of a hospital now we were on our own.

He was still tiny and under weight and we were refereed to the community dieticians he developed intolerances to milk and wheat which caused horrendous. reflux, tummy pains, and constipations along with eczema all over his body, we were at a loss as my son seemed to tolerate nothing at all and anything could make him violently sick or cause unbearable flare ups of eczema.

The dietician Lesley Gallagher worked tireless along side us trying anything and everything that my son tolerated and allowed him to gain sufficient weight when I felt like there was nothing else I could do she always had a plan or something to try.

Finally after 4 long years we have found something that works and he is miles better his eczema is all but gone he is rarely sick and his constipation is under control, his weight is still a working progress but that's just my son.

Lesley's input along with the rest of the community dietician team in Beckenham, Bromley has been invaluable to us and we wouldn't be where we are with my son's diet and nutrition if it wasn't for them we are are very thankful to have them, I have even been know to recommend Lesley to other parents: )

Lesley has real dedication and truly cares for her patients not all professionals are like that. We are so lucky to have her.

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Response from Amanda Mayo, Head of Integrated Care - Bromley ICN, Operations Directorate, Bromley Healthcare

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Thank you for sharing your experiences with our paediatric diatetic service. I am so glad that Lesley and the team were able to support your family and son with the clearly distressing symptoms he was experiencing.

I will ensure that Lesley sees a copy of your posting and I am sure it will bring a big smile to her face!

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