Diabetes Centre - Information for Health Professionals

The Diabetes Centre has a referral criteria and referral form for our services.

The services we provide are:

  • Diabetes clinics
  • Diabetes Nurse Educator clinic
  • Dietitian clinic
  • Diabetes High Risk Foot Service (Monday - Friday)
  • Multidisciplinary Team High Risk Foot Clinic (Once a month)

Medical Clinic times

Monday          8.45am - 11.30am

Tuesday         8.45am - 11.30am

Wednesday    9.00am - 11.30am

Thursday        2.00pm - 4.00pm (Type 1 diabetes only)

Friday             8.30am - 11.30am

The Centre is staffed with Endocrinologists, Credentialed Diabetes Nurse Educators, Accredited Practicing Dieticians and High Risk Foot Podiatrists. 

Clinic consultants

Associate Professor Ann Poynten

Associate Professor Helen Barrett

Dr Barbara Depcyznski

Dr Kerry-lee Milner

Other health professionals (Podiatrist, Dietitian, Diabetes Nurse Educator)

Monday - Friday on an appointment basis

Dietitian Nasseem Malouf

Senior Podiatrist Jayne McGreal

Podiatrist Siobhan Sullivan

Diabetes Educators Analiza Santiago, Caroline Sevanv, Elsie Zhang

Referrals are accepted for: 

  • Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Unstable Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Patients with complex Diabetes medical problems 
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers (or history of Diabetic Foot Ulcers) 

For all medical and high risk foot referrals please refer to either: 

  • Associate Professor Helen Barrett 
  • Dr Barbara Depczynski 
  • Dr Kerry-Lee Milner 
  • Associate Professor Ann Poynten

The service does not have the capacity to accept referrals for: 

  • Uncomplicated, well controlled Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance 
  • Roads & Maritime Service License Examinations 
  • Ongoing General Podiatry
  • Patients outside of Princes of Wales Hospital catchment (please refer to local diabetes service) 

Please refer to private endocrinologists for patients requiring these services. 

Review the referral criteria above. To refer your patient use the electronic referral via Healthlink. See this webpage for further information around electronic referralsIf you cannot access Healthlink, please send a fax to Diabetes Centre at 02 9382 4612.

Urgent referrals

Urgent or immediate referrals are for:

  • Newly diagnosed, suspected or unstable Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Severe Hyperglycaemia in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Severe Hypoglycaemia 
  • Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers. 

Priority 1 Referrals 1-2 Weeks 

  • Poorly controlled Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers 
  • Grade 3 or Higher Chronic Kidney Disease 
  • Recent Discharge from Hospital or Imminent Surgery or Chemotherapy 

Priority 2 Referrals 6-12 Weeks 

  • Failure to respond to glucose lowering medications 
  • Diabetic patients with  microvascular and macrovascular complications 
  • Previous Diabetic Foot Ulcers 
  • Type 1 Diabetes Review 
  • Preconception planning for women with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus 

For the above urgent referrals phone the Diabetes Centre on 02 9382 4600.