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Dietetics & Nutrition

2023/12/13

Nutrition is vital to provide energy and essential nutrients to our body for our health and general well-being. Through the different life stages and diseases, our nutritional requirements may change. A dietitian can assist you in personalising a nutrition management plan to meet your nutritional requirements or during times of illness, especially for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, renal disease and obesity. Dietary modifications are just as important for people who are malnourished or those who require feeding via a tube.

Our dietitians provide assessment and evidence-based nutrition therapy to improve the clinical outcomes of patients. We empower and provide knowledge to patients to help them better manage their chronic conditions. This is achieved by understanding their needs through face-to-face consultations and personalising a plan of care with them. Our services are available to patients aged 6 and above.

Research & Education

Our dietitians plan, collaborate, facilitate and conduct research projects to enhance patient care.

We also support learning and development through collaborating with educational institutions or cross departments through in-service training for hospital personnel and student dietetic internship programmes.

Services

Do you have a medical condition that requires you to follow a special diet? Are you confused about food labels and what they mean?

A dietitian can provide evidence-based nutrition information required to enhance your health.

During a consultation with our dietitian, you will receive individual dietary counselling and specific advice on your diet. The dietitian will:

  • Assess your dietary intake
  • Suggest dietary changes and alternatives
  • Offer follow-up sessions if indicated

We also provide TeleConsult virtually for our NTFGH outpatient services through video and phone consults. Find out more on our TeleConsult page.

We provide nutrition counselling in but not limited to the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diabetes
  • Elderly and palliative care
  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure/Hypertension
  • High cholesterol/Hyperlipidaemia
  • Pre and post-surgery, including bariatric surgery
  • Rehabilitation
  • Renal disease including those on dialysis (haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis)
  • Sports
  • Swallowing impairments requiring change in diet texture
  • Tube feeding
  • Weight management

Outpatient services are only available in NTFGH

Food Services

Our dietitians are skilled not only in providing nutrition counselling and support for various diseases but they also serve as food service consultants. We work closely with our Food Service Department to develop meals that cater to our patients’ cultures, dietary restrictions, medical conditions, as well as their nutritional needs.

Community Nutrition

In addition, our dietitians support the community through:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Home care based nutrition as indicated by a doctor
  • Nutrition talks, workshops and seminars that meet the requirements of corporate partners
  • Community based nutritional programs
Clinic Location
Clinic A43 Diabetes & Endocrinology | Dietetics & Nutrition
Clinic A43 Diabetes & Endocrinology | Dietetics & Nutrition
Opening Hours

Mon - Fri: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Sat: 8.30am to 12.30pm
Sun & PH: Closed

Dietetics & Nutrition services are only available from Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm.

Location

Ng Teng Fong General Hospital
Tower A - Specialist Outpatient Clinics
Level 4

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