Inpatient Nutrition Services

Outpatient Nutrition Services

Registered Dietitians work to optimize nutrition and health status from a patient-centred approach by promoting and delivering quality nutrition care throughout Island Health.

During admission, dietitians work with patients experiencing:

  • weight loss or low weight
  • inadequate food intake, and being unable to eat orally
  • ongoing nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • malnutrition
  • enteral nutrition
  • parenteral nutrition

In preparation for discharge, dietitians work with patients and their family to provide nutrition education.

If you want to speak with a dietitian, ask your physician or nurse for a consult to the dietitian.

General Information on Inpatient Nutrition Services

Referral Required?
Required
How to Get Referral

If you, or a loved one, is receiving care in-hospital or residential care and are concerned about nutrition risk, ask your physician or nurse for a referral to see a dietitian.

Contact Us

Victoria and Cowichan Valley: 

Miriam Shrimpton
miriam.shrimpton@viha.ca

Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Comox Valley, and Campbell River: 

Heather Tant
heather.tant@viha.ca

Mt Waddington: 

June Wade
june.wade@viha.ca

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