The Clinical Nutrition Department is made up of dietitians and food and nutrition technicians who ensure that patients receive a diet that meets their needs while they are in hospital.
The dietitians also provide ambulatory care services to help patients who are not hospitalized to adopt a healthy diet that meets their health needs. Dietitians at the Dr. Georges-L.-Dumont University Hospital Centre, the Veterans’ Health Centre, and the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital work closely with the care teams.
Services for inpatients
Clinical Nutrition offers a wide range of services, including assessments and interventions for:
- Allergies and food intolerances;
- Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing);
- Cardiovascular diseases;
- Bowel diseases;
- Kidney disease;
- Weight loss.
Ambulatory care services
Ambulatory care nutrition services are provided for people who are not in hospital. A patient must be referred by a physician to get an appointment. Services are provided at the following clinics:
- Pediatric Clinic;
- MOTIVACTION Youth Clinic;
- Diabetes Clinic;
- General Nutrition Clinic;
- Outpatient Cardiology Clinic (including Cardiac Rehab and the Specialized Outpatient Heart Failure Program);
- Bariatric Surgery Clinic;
- Oncology clinics;
- Nephrology clinics;
- Provincial PKU Clinic (phenylketonuria).
Clinical Nutrition Department Coordinator: Nadine Lewis (506-862-3745)