The urgency to set up a COVID-19 testing clinic at our Hospital in March meant that the Diabetes Centre had to move to a new temporary location in our Hospital.
Seven months later, the Diabetes Centre has finally found a new permanent easy accessible home strengthening the connection between inpatient and outpatient services, resulting in “safer care and effective coordination for treating teams”, says Dr Sue Mei Lau, staff specialist of the Endocrinology Department.
Despite a rising number of Diabetes cases in the Randwick catchment area, our Hospital has been able to provide nurse educator services and access to specialist care. The overall aim is to “engage and treat patients, before the need for an ED admission.”
Our Foundation is proud to support the development of the new Diabetes Centre, knowing that it will make an incredible difference to our patients and local community.
“I would like to thank the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation for their support and funding of the refurbishment of the new Diabetes Centre. Their assistance has been essential to this much needed relocation and I thank them on behalf of all the Diabetes and Endocrinology Department Staff- as well as our patients.” Sue Mei said.
Pictured: Siobhan Sullivan, High Risk Foot Podiatrist & Justin O’Hare, Nurse Manager, Department of Endocrinology