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A Student’s Journey at Mildmay

Dietetics student Tioluwa by the Mildmay entrance sign

At Mildmay Mission Hospital, we are privileged to host students from various disciplines for their placements. Today, we are thrilled to share a testimonial from one such student, Tioluwa, a final-year dietetics student at Kings College London.

A Unique Experience

Tioluwa shares, “Hello, my name is Tioluwa, and I am a final-year dietetics student who has had the amazing opportunity to undertake my public health placement at Mildmay Mission Hospital.”

Sustainability at the Forefront

Mildmay is proud to be the first hospital serving the NHS to adopt a whole-menu approach to sustainability. Tioluwa found it rewarding to work alongside a fellow student from the university (Lara), Specialist Dietitian Dr Kattya Mayre-Chilton, and the wider multidisciplinary and catering team. They all worked together to evaluate how the new low-carbon emission winter menu meets both nutritional targets and patient expectations.

Valuing Patient Feedback

Tioluwa was touched by how crucial patient involvement is in the development of service delivery at Mildmay. She says, “It has been heart-warming to see how patients’ thoughts, values, and experiences are valued at Mildmay and actively elicited to help support service improvement.”

Inspired by Leadership

Kattya’s methodology builds on the work of the many students who have come before and has inspired Tioluwa to see how dietitians/nutritionists can lead in developing a greener food and catering service within the NHS. She looks forward to continuing this in her professional career and personal life.

A Heartfelt Thank You

"Lastly, I want to say a massive thank you to Kattya and everyone at Mildmay, who are all so knowledgeable, warm, and supportive. You have all made these past three weeks such a rewarding and unforgettable time.”

We are proud of Tioluwa’s contributions during her time at Mildmay and will be sorry to see her and Lara go; she exemplifies what it means to be an excellent healthcare professional and an environmentally conscious citizen.

We continue our journey towards integrating sustainable practices into every aspect of our service delivery - ensuring that we meet today’s needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet theirs.


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