The Endocrinology & Diabetes Unit is based at Sunshine Hospital in the Diabetes & Endocrinology Centre. We are a member of the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC) – a network of major diabetes centres around the country. Membership of NADC allows us to benchmark ourselves against other major diabetes centres. We participate in annual audits and national meetings to ensure our patients receive optimal care.
The Unit consists of a multi-disciplinary team of sessional adult endocrinologists, paediatric endocrinologists, advanced trainees, HMOs and Diabetes Nurse Educators (DNEs)
Consists of a team of endocrinologists, vascular surgeons, infectious disease physicians, orthopaedic surgeons, podiatrists, orthotists, prosthetists, rehabilitation specialists, and DNEs working closely with our Unit. DFS inpatients are admitted under the Endocrinology & Diabetes bedcard at Footscray Hospital.
We also work very closely with the Western Health Nutrition Department.
Provided at Footscray Hospital and Sunshine Hospital providing inpatient care for people with a variety of endocrine conditions, predominantly diabetic emergencies (e.g. diabetic ketoacidosis). An inpatient consultation service is also provided to Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospitals.
Mainly based at Sunshine and cover the spectrum of diabetes and endocrine conditions:
Adult Diabetes (weekly)
Rapid Access Diabetes (twice a week)
Young Adult Diabetes (monthly)
Obstetric Endocrinology (5 clinics, one every weekday)
Insulin pump assessment (weekly)
Insulin pump initiation (weekly)
Insulin pump review (weekly)
Insulin stabilisation (twice weekly)
Group gestational diabetes education (twice weekly)
Group gestational diabetes insulin initiation (twice weekly)
Individual gestational diabetes insulin initiation (twice weekly)
Diabetes Foot (weekly, based at Footscray Hospital)
Additionally a phone advice service to patients and doctors is offered by the endocrinology advanced trainees and DNEs.
Metabolic Bone (weekly)
Paediatric endocrinology (weekly)
Weekly community diabetes clinics are held at Footscray (Co Health), and Deer Park (ISIS). A weekly diabetes and endocrinology clinic is held at Melton. Additionally a fortnightly endocrinology clinic is held at Ballarat.
Phone: 8345 0860Fax: 8345 0993Email: [email protected]