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Dietetics & Nutrition

Dietetics & Nutrition

Nutrition Services provides a wide range of dietetics services to patients and their caregivers in the hospital, outpatient and the community. Dietitians translate scientific evidenced-based research on nutrition, health and disease and apply this information into practical nutrition guidelines to help improve the clinical outcome and health of individuals. 

Upon referral, our dietitians assess the nutritional intake and requirements of patients, diagnose and plan their medical nutrition therapy, and provide personalised dietary counseling. The team at Farrer Park Hospital Nutrition Services will liaise closely with healthcare professionals to provide patient care.

List of Services

Inpatient & Outpatient Services

Diet Education & Counselling

Medical nutrition therapy is provided to patients with the following conditions (but not limited to):

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease and  dialysis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, Gestational)
  • Dialysis treatment(Haemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia, tube feeding, parenteral nutrition
  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Gout
  • Heart disease, Congestive heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Liver disease
  • Stroke, Parkinson’s disease
  • Weight management

Nutritional Support

Patients who are critically-ill and malnourished may experience loss of appetite and/or swallowing difficulties. Hence, depending solely on their diet/food intake to meet nutritional requirements may not be sufficient for them. Dietitians play the paramount role of tailoring nutritional support plans according to patients' medical conditions, nutritional goals and preferences. 

Types of nutritional support include

  • Nutritional supplements
  • Enteral tube feeding
  • Parenteral nutrition

Food Services

Dietitians within the team also serve as food service consultants. They are involved in guidelines development for hospital therapeutic diets and work closely with Food Services to ensure diet provision caters to different medical conditions and nutritional needs of patients.

Operating Hours

Mon to Fri: 8 a.m. -  5 p.m.

Chinese New Year Eve: 8 a.m. - 12  p.m.

Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: Closed

Outpatient 
We would require a referral letter indicating the patient’s diagnosis, medical history, treatment, medication, biochemistry values and any other related information.

To schedule an appointment, please call (65) 6705 2688 / 6705 2710.
 

Community Services
Dietitians support and promote the health of the community by providing:

  • Hands-on cooking classes to patients, caregivers and the public
  • Home care services
  • Nutrition talks or workshops for patients/caregivers, public, corporate partners and other healthcare professionals
     

Contact us at (65) 6705 2710.