Who we are

The Diabetes service provides specialist statewide, multidisciplinary care to all children (from birth to 18 years) and their families, with all forms of diabetes. 

Conditions we manage

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Maturity-onset diabetes of the young (MODY)
  • Neonatal diabetes
  • Monogenic diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis related diabetes (CRFD) (what is CRFD?)
  • Medication induced diabetes.

Services we provide

Our family-focused services include:
  • Inpatient care and assessment at diagnosis
  • Outpatient clinics for:
    • Children who are newly diagnosed and living with type 1 diabetes
    • Ongoing care and evaluation for children with type 1 diabetes
    • Adolescent clinics for teenagers with type 1 diabetes
    • Ongoing care and evaluation in the outer metro areas of Joondalup, Midland and Rockingham
    • Ongoing care and evaluation in regional areas of Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha and Northam.
  • Workshops for training and education in the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors
  • Intensive inpatient and outpatient family education, support and medical care in the early months following diagnosis
  • An ambulatory care service to provide support in the home environment
  • A 24-hour on-call and emergency advice service for families and patients
  • A planned transition to an adult diabetes service at around 18 years of age
  • A community/customer reference group to provide input into services.


We accept Emergency referrals from the Emergency Department (ED) for urgent admissions and patients requiring treatment within 48 hours. Type 1 diabetes patients are generally admitted via the Emergency Department and the on-call team will be contacted.

All Specialist Rooms, GP’s and WACHS referrers are being advised to direct all non-urgent referrals for PCH outpatient services to the Central Referral Service. 


1300 551 142 


1300 365 056 



  • New referrals will be assessed against the eligibility guidelines and prioritised according to medical need.
  • Referrals from Nurse Practitioners, other non-medical referrers and private hospitals (including those with a private-public partnership) are to be directed to PCH Referral Office.
  • All urgent referrals are to be sent to the PCH Referral Office.
  • Urgent referrals must always be discussed with the PCH Consultant / Registrar on call before the referral is sent.
  • The referral needs to include the name of the Consultant/ Registrar the referrer spoke to.
  • Each referral is to be faxed individually.

PCH switchboard

6456 2222

PCH Referral Office fax

6456 0097

PCH Referral Office email


For patients and families

For health professionals


If your child is experiencing a diabetic or other emergency.

  • Call 000 for an ambulance
  • Go to the PCH Emergency Department, or your nearest hospital Emergency Department
  • Call PCH on 6456 2222 and ask for the on-call endocrinologist


  • Inpatient service is located at PCH on Ward 2B and Ward 4A
  • Type 1 and 2 diabetes outpatient service: Clinic D, Level 1
  • Adolescent type 1 diabetes: Clinic K, Level 3

Contact us

  • On call endocrinologist (24 hours, 7 days a week): 6456 2222
  • Diabetes Nurse Educators (during office hours): 6456 1111, select option 2