Credit Valley Hospital Department

1E - Continuing Care

 

 

 

Description

Service Department

Food and Nutrition Services

 Food Services

  • Food services prepare and serve meals to patients. We provide a seven day rotational menu. Upon admission, patients receive an opportunity to indicate food they dislike. Based on their physician's diet order, allergies and "dislikes", our computer system selects an appropriate menu. Approximately 1200 patient meals per day are served throughout the hospital.
  • Our clinical technologist is available to discuss any changes you may wish to make to your menu selections.


 Clinical Nutrition


Nutrition is recognized as a vital component of a healthy lifestyle and well-being. There is overwhelming evidence that malnutrition contributes to poor clinical outcomes. Qualified dietitians provide appropriate nutrition intervention to patients to improve nutritional status and clinical outcomes.

Dietitians have a university degree specializing in nutrition, a post-graduate internship, and are registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. Dietitians, as part of the multi-disciplinary team, perform nutrition assessments and develop nutrition care plans for physician-referred patients.

Inpatients are seen in a number of clinical areas such as:

  • Continuing care
  • General medicine, including Dysphagia, Skin Care Team, Critical Care
  • Obstertrics
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Rehab Services
  • Renal
  • Surgery


Outpatient nutrition care is provided in the following areas:

  • Eating Disorders
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Paediatrics
  • Hemodialysis and Nephropathy clinic patients at Credit Valley
    Predialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis clinic patients and Hemodialysis patients at the Renal Care Centre Site