Hello… my name is Joanne Townsend and I am the community Rehab dietitian. I have worked for the Cardiac Rehab Team since September 2019 but have been a dietitian since 2011. You will find me at The Atrium on Mondays, Tuesdays and alternate Wednesdays.
I offer one-to-one clinic appointments to help you with any dietary issues you want support with and can sometimes be found in the gym area with my little table full of dietary information!.
My work History… My first post was in Bedford as a prescribing support dietitian, then I worked at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham looking after patients with a wide range of clinical conditions. I then moved into the community setting in Solihull , looking after malnourished patients and last but not least, here with the rehab team.. Phew!
And when I’m not working?… When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family and, like everyone right now, look forward to being able to do this again when lock-down ends. I also enjoy going to the movies and love yoga. I’ve also found a new pleasure since lock-down… gardening!
Monthly Blogs… I will be writing a monthly blog to share some healthier recipes and helpful tips to help you make your diet more heart healthy. Don’t worry.. It’s not all about eating rabbit food! Look forward to ‘seeing’ you all soon. Stay safe, Jo