Clinical Nutrition

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;
  • Cancer;
  • Diabetes;
  • Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing);
  • Cardiovascular diseases;
  • Bowel diseases;
  • Kidney disease;
  • Malnutrition;
  • Obesity;
  • 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).

Contact us

Clinical Nutrition Department Coordinator: Nadine Lewis (506-862-3745)