Food & Nutrition Services
Through progressive, effective business, clinical, education and research practices, we provide food & nutrition products and services that meet the needs of patients and residents. See "Why Hospitals can Survive and Thrive Without Fast Food" in our current medical post.
What We Do
Food & Nutrition Services provides food service to the patients of Capital Health. We have a central facility located at the Veterans Building, from which we service patients located at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dartmouth General Hospital and Nova Scotia Hospital. All food is produced on site in the central facility using cook-chill technology. Our other Tri-Facilities (Twin Oaks Memorial, Eastern Shore Memorial, Musquodoboit Valley Memorial and Hants Community Hospital) operate conventional cook-serve kitchens.
Patients in acute care at Capital health are offered a wide variety of menu options through our eight layered menu and four week menu cycle. Bulk service is provided to long term care patients in a central dining room to provide the opportunity for variety and a personalized dining experience.
The district sites are able to offer patients specials and alternative choices as per patient request due to the small patient population and flexibility within the kitchen. Across all sites at Capital health specialized diets are offered to safely nourish patients during their hospital stay.
By supporting “Buy local-Select NS” and including a requirement for local suppliers in our contracts we support local food producers. We are a "green" department regarding source separation for waste management, including compost of all food waste.