The Nutrition Services department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) is committed to providing nutritional support and food services to patients as an integral part of the care we provide.


Nutrition Services provides balanced meals to our inpatients to meet their medical and food allergy needs.

Our patient menu accommodates a wide variety of diets, to provide adequate therapeutic nutrition. If you are on a special diet, have food allergies or intolerances, inform your nurse as soon as you arrive at the hospital.

Inpatients’ dietary needs can be assessed by a dietitian throughout the day to determine individual requirements.

An approved substitution will be supplied for inpatients to accommodate intolerance’s, allergies or patient tastes. Multiple meal substitution options are not available.


Nutrition Services does not provide meal service for outpatients at PRHC. If you’re visiting the Health Centre for an appointment that you expect will take a few hours, we encourage you to bring a snack with you. The hospital cafeteria also provides full food service during regular mealtimes, the gift shop sells snacks and vending machines are available after-hours.

If you choose to bring food from home:

  • Talk with your nurse or dietitian about foods you are allowed to have while in hospital.

  • Food or drink should be brought in an insulated cooling container. Hospital outpatient units are unable to provide refrigerator space for patients.

PRHC is not responsible for any food containers or for the safe handling of your food.