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Dietetics

Introduction

Dietetic service is one of the allied health service, which provides nutrition therapy and nutrition education as part of prevention and treatment of diseases. Patients who require dietetic service are referred by HA doctors for nutrition therapy.

Scope of Service

Nutrition Therapy

By controlling and regulating energy and nutrients intake in diet, these help to control clinical symptoms, reduce risk of complication and aid pharmaceutical and surgical treatment for better treatment outcome.
Clinical conditions which require nutrition therapy include : diabetes, renal disease, liver disease, high blood lipids, hypertension, underweight or overweight, obesity, gastrointestinal disease, gout, malnutrition, eating disorder etc.

Nutrition Counseling

Dietitians assess nutritional status of individual patients and estimate their nutrients requirements and give individualized meal plan.
Diet sheets, receipes, food models and audio-visual appliances are used to facilitate better understanding of their meal plan.

Hospital Diet

Dietitians arrange hospital diet or tube feeding regimen for in-patients who have swallowing difficulties, diarrhoea, oesophageal obstruction, coma, poor appetite, in order to meet their nutrients requirements.

Nutrition Screening

Sufficient nutrients intake are essential for reducing risk of complications and ease rehabilitation in long hospital stay patients. Nutrition screening are implemented among these patients in order to provide early nutrition support.

Nutrition Education

Patients need to maintain adequate nutrition and balanced diet after discharging from hospital. Elderly, patients with chronic illnesses and their carer need to understand their nutrition therapy and relevant nutrition information. Dietitians hold regular nutrition education classes to keep them updated.

Service Hours

Monday to Friday 8:45 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday Closed

Contact Us

Telephone: 2486 8111