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Diabetes and Endocrinology | Townsville Hospital and Health Service

Overview

The Diabetes Centre provides an important health service to people with diabetes and their families by promoting strategies associated with prevention, detection, treatment and management of the condition.

Every year more than 60,000 people are diagnosed with diabetes and an additional 60,000 could develop diabetes but not realise. The centre aims to improve the health and well-being of all people with diabetes by offering a clinical service that includes health promotion, information, counselling, school visitation and support and education to all people affected by diabetes mellitus. Other services include specialised clinics and inpatient treatment.

The health professionals within the Diabetes Centre at The Townsville Hospital strive to reduce the incidence and impact of diabetes in the community by providing:

  • education and counselling services
  • information, advice and support
  • product recommendations
  • parenting help and advice
  • resource materials

With assistance from trained health professionals, the education resource allows adults and children/adolescents with diabetes and their family to:

  • achieve the best possible diabetes management
  • develop a personalised management approach
  • gain knowledge/skills to use this approach

Contact Details

 Location Ground Floor, Medilink Building, The Townsville Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814
 Postal Address IMB 55, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
 Phone +61 7 4433 2235
 Facsimile +61 7 4433 2239

Referral Process

GP referral needed for Specialist appointments
Inpatient written with phone notification
Self referrals taken for Diabetes Education.

Our Health Team

The diabetes team includes a specialist doctor, nurse practitioner, diabetes educator and a diabetes dietician. Other professionals involved in diabetes care may include a Social Worker, a Psychologist, Podiatrist, Ophthalmologist or hospital ward nursing staff.

Open hours

8.00am-4.30pm

Related Links

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Last updated: 1 December 2017