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Diabetes outpatient service in CALHN

The Central Adelaide Diabetes Service  provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients living in Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHNwith diabetes. Priority service is provided to:

  • Type 1 diabetes, including transitioning from paediatric care
  • Complex type 2 diabetes
  • Secondary diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes*
  • Diabetes and renal / lung transplantation
  • High risk pre-operative patients with sub-optimal glycaemic control.

*only provided at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

The Central Adelaide Diabetes Service also provides diabetes education to patients listed above and for newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes. 

The Central Adelaide Diabetes Service also provides services to patients referred from rural and remote areas, including the Northern Territory, South West New South Wales and the Riverland.

Appointment location

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Diabetes Clinics
or
Diabetes Education and Dietetic Service
Outpatient Department 

Level 3G and 5 (5E) 
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Diabetes Centre, Diabetes Education and Dietetic Service

Ward NE2A - Level 2, Area A   
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road, Woodville SA 5011

or 

Sefton Intermediate Care Services

Shop 5, 221 Main North Road
Sefton Park, SA 5083

Consultants

RAH

A/Prof Mitra Guh - Head of Diabetic Services
Prof Michael Horowitz
Prof Ian Chapman Dr Liza Phillips*
Dr Natalie Giles
Dr Tony Roberts
Dr Ju Ho
Prof David Torpy
Dr Lucia Gagliardi
Ms Lyn Green - CALHN Diabetes Education Services Nurse Unit Manager

TQEH

David Jesudason* - Head of Unit
Lucia Gagliardi*
Kirsten Campbell*
Narsing Laddipeerla*

* Bulk Bill

GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to us

We accept GP and specialist referrals to this service. 

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency. Patients who are unstable and requiring immediate assessment should be sent directly to the Emergency and Trauma Centre

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. For urgent referrals, also contact the registrar on call to discuss the case. Our registrars are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results. 

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the Registrar on-call via the hospitals' switchboard telephone: (08) 7074 0000 (RAH) or (08) 8222 6000 (TQEH).

To make a referral:  

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247 TQEH Fax: (08) 8222 7244

Telephone: 1300 153 853
Telephone: (08) 8222 7020

Diabetes education:  

RAH Fax: (08) 7074 6247 TQEH Fax: (08) 8222 6044

Telephone: 7074 2674
Telephone: (08) 8222 6771

Patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance or the “metabolic syndrome” should be managed by their general practitioner using local allied health and diabetes education services utilising a care plan.  They should only be referred to a CALHN facility when local services are not available or not practical.

Health Pathways

Health Pathways South Australia is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.

Related resources and clinical information sheets

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length.  If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • Outpatient map – RAH
  • Outpatient map - TQEH

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