Our Endocrinology service cares for people with diabetes, gland and hormone diseases.
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:
- Diabetes education and management
- Endocrine system problems
- Thyroid cancer
- Bone and mineral problems
- Bariatric medicine
- Diabetes-related foot problems
Bariatric surgery is not currently available at the RMH.
Our Diabetes Education and Endocrine Nutrition services deliver expert diabetes care and education to patients.
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
|Bariatric Medicine||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||FRI|
|Bone and Mineral||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre|
|Diabetes||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||MON|
|Diabetes||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 South||FRI|
|Diabetes Nurse||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||MON|
|Diabetic Foot||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||THU|
|Endocrinology||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||WED|
|Metabolic Diseases Unit||City Campus||Outpatients Clinic, Level 1 West||MON, TUE|
|Osteo (Fracture Capture Clinic)||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||MON|
|Thyroid Medical||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||MON, WED|
|Young Persons Diabetes||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||THU|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a day procedure
If you come for a day procedure, you should also bring:
- A responsible adult carer to stay with you to hear instructions, help you and take you home
- Dressing gown and slippers
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment book
- Your appointment letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number
Do you have diabetes?
If you have diabetes, you should also bring:
- Your blood glucose meter
- Your blood glucose diary/record book
- Your favourite hypo food
- Something to pass the time (in case you have to wait) such as a book, magazine, homework, iPad/tablet
- A friend or relative
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.