At Cedarcrest Hospitals we provide a wide range of dietetic services to our patients. We provide diet counselling and advice on nutritional therapy, assess the nutritional intake and requirements of patients and help to plan and design special diets to suit their medical conditions. Our therapeutic diets are aimed at improving patients’ clinical outcome, for example, ensuring better blood sugar control for diabetes and achieving normal cholesterol level for cardiac patients. In addition, we also specialise in planning feeding requirements for patients.
We are also involved in setting guidelines on hospital diets, nutrition related research, community services and conducting continuing education programmes for professional medical personnel and students. Besides caring for patients’ nutritional needs, the department provides external services to companies such as health talks, workshops on various health topics, cooking demonstration on healthy dishes and nutrition education booth. The department of Food, Nutrition and Dietetics aims to improve the health of people through nutrition. Assess and advise individuals and groups on nutrition related matters such as diabetes, heart disease, cancers, gastro-intestinal diseases, food allergies & intolerances and overweight/underweight & obesity.Manage patients with a variety of nutritional therapies which include tube feeding, prescribing modified and special diets for medical conditions and supplementation of diets with nutritional supplements, Educate and counsel patients regarding their specific dietary requirements, while in hospital and for home. In conjunction with the pharmacy, coordinate an outpatient nutritional supplement programme to ensure all patients can afford & access the enteral feeds and supplements they require. We attend to All inpatients (public and private); Public outpatients (elder care, acute patients post-discharge from lapbands, antenatal); Private outpatients – adult and paediatric (any age).