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Nutrition Services

You are what you eat


The Nutrition Department at our Hospital consists of a dedicated team of nutritionist who provide counselling and nutritional intervention essential to our body for our health and general well-being.

The dietary requirements of the human body change as one move through different life and/ or medical stages. The nutritionists translate scientific evidenced-based research on nutrition, health and disease and apply this information to the nutritional needs of patients. This is done by assessing dietary intake and planning appropriate medical nutrition therapy to suit and improve the clinical and health outcome of individuals.

The nutritionists also work together with other healthcare professionals in multi-disciplinary teams. They are also involved in food services, research and community services.

Inpatient / Outpatient

Nutritionist are involved in patient care in both inpatient and outpatient settings. A patient should be referred to a nutritionist by a doctor when identified for a nutritional assessment.

Upon referral, the nutritionist then does an initial nutritional assessment and develops a nutrition care plan based on the diagnosed nutrition issues. Dietary changes and other factors will be reviewed, and further nutrition recommendations will be provided if needed.

Food Services

Nutritionist are also involved in the development of therapeutic diets and work with the Food Services Department to ensure that food served to patients are nutritious and suitable for different medical conditions.

Community Services

Our nutritionists support and promote the health of the community by providing nutrition talks or workshops for patients and other healthcare professionals, hands-on cooking classes to patients, caregivers and the public.

Conditions We Treat and manage

  • Cholesterol
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Gout
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Stroke
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Treatments Offered

  • Medical nutrition therapy for Diabetes Mellitus
  • Medical nutrition therapy for (High blood cholesterol / triglycerides)
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Oral Nutrition Supplementation
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Tube Feeding
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Weight Management/ percentage fat/fat mass
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Swallowing Difficulty (Dysphagia)
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Hypertension
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Kidney Disease
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Before and After Surgery
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Gout
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Liver Cirrhosis
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Osteoporosis
  • Medical nutritional therapy for Cancer
  • Medical nutritional therapy for HIV/AIDs and TB
  • Medical nutrition therapy for Parenteral Feeding (vein)
  • Paediatric nutritional therapy
  • Geriatric nutritional therapy