For health professionals

Diabetes

If you suspect that a presenting patient has a new diabetes diagnosis, please direct the family/patient to promptly attend the Emergency Department at PCH.  

If you are unsure regarding a diabetes diagnosis, or if the child is acutely unwell or from a regional area, please call 6456 1111 and ask to speak with the on call Endocrinologist for advice.

Please do not refer new diabetes patient for assessment via the Central Referral Service. This may lead to unnecessary delays and potentially avoidable deterioration.

If you are reviewing a child with known diabetes in your practice who is a new resident to WA, please refer to the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology via the Central Referral Service. This applies to all children up to 18 years of age with all forms of diabetes.

Endocrinology

All referrals to the Endocrinology Service should go through the Central Referral Service (external link). Please consider the condition that you are referring for specialist care and provide as much supporting information as possible including relevant testing as failure to do so will delay referral processing and increase wait times for families.

Healthy Weight Service

Referral to the Healthy Weight Service (HWS) can only be made by a Doctor. Inclusion criteria apply and you should carefully assess if the child is eligible to receive care through the HWS. It is essential critical that all information supporting referral for tertiary level lifestyle care be provided to avoid as failure to do so will delay in referral processing and increased wait times for families.

For more information about the Healthy Weight Service, download the Healthy Weight Service Health Fact sheet (PDF 188kb) and the Healthy Weight Service referral guidelines here (PDF 21kb).