Monash Health, and most importantly Nutrition and Dietetics, will greatly miss Dietitian Janine Engstrom. Janine left at the end of May for sunny Queensland. She started her career as a clinical dietitian at Prince Henry’s Hospital in 1987 and transferred to MMC, Clayton when Prince Henry’s Hospital closed 19 years ago. Her initial workload was varied and included Gastro Medicine and Surgical, Intensive Care / TPN, and after her second child she returned to a job share position. She covered the Nephrology ward, responsible for the nutritional care of dialysis, outpatients and ward Nephrology patients.
Janine moved to Moorabbin Haemodialysis Unit in 2004 where she has provided thorough nutritional management to these patients. Janine with one of her dietetic colleagues developed the Subjective Global Assessment training package for dietitians and presented this training nationwide. She was instrumental in establishing the haemodialysis point prevalence survey of nutritional status, now in its sixth year, establishing across network renal dietitians meetings to ensure nutrition management of renal patients was standardised.
Janine participated in research and has always had the best interests of her patients at heart, a wonderful member of the health care teams and a friend to many. We wish her much happiness in the next chapter of her life.