We are a tertiary Diabetes Centre accredited by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).
We provide care for the ever increasing burden of diabetes and traverse the spectrum from public health prevention activities to supporting community and primary care to caring directly for the most complex cases across the lifespan and across a range of adaptive models of integrated care run throughout South East Melbourne.
We are a large multidisciplinary unit covering 7 key Monash Health sites (Clayton, Dandenong, Casey, Kingston, Moorabbin, Victorian Heart Hospital and Cranbourne), integrating with Community Health and primary care. We aim to provide integrated care across the continuum. We are the largest service nationally with 45,000 episodes of care annually with 28 services across lifespan from maternity care, paediatrics, adult and aged care, including community based and regional services. We drive health care improvement across the healthcare continuum from directly managing the most complex cases including those with renal failure, diabetes in pregnancy and diabetes in mental health with combined multidisciplinary HARP and outreach services integrated with other disciplines. We link to community and primary care services providing support and outreach services. Monash Diabetes service is also a recognised exemplar of contemporary diabetes care supporting primary care and patient self-management.
Director (HOU): A/Prof Jennifer Wong
Nurse unit manager: Michelle Gribble
Diabetes Nurse Practitioner: Elizabeth Allen
Administration Manager: Kim Thompson
We have a large senior and junior consultant workforce and currently employ and train 9 advanced trainees. We have junior medical officers rotate regularly through our team as well as medical students.
Secure eReferral by HealthLink is now our preferred method of referral. For more information on how to refer patients to Monash Diabetes and referral guidelines, please visit the Diabetes referrals page.