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Date: 28 April 2015
Our Diabetes Service supports people with Diabetes to manage their condition in a safe way; promoting independence, and delivering positive, long-term physical and psychological results.
The Adult Diabetes In-Patient Team improves the care and management of adult in-patients with Diabetes on the RCH site. This service quickly identifies patients with diabetes, supports early discharge, and, helps to reduce un-necessary hospital stays. and re-admissions. The Team educates Patients and Health Care Professionals and leads on Diabetes care in the acute hospital setting.
The Community Service is available Monday – Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Nurses work both full or part time but are available via a mobile/office phone with a voicemail facility.
As our service is not an emergency service, our nurses are not available out of hours or at weekends or over a Bank holiday weekend.
Both teams of Diabetes Specialist Nurses work closely with each other as well as with General Practitioners, Endocrine Consultants and other Health Care Professionals including:
Practice Nurses, Community Nurses, Community Matrons, other specialist nursing services within primary and secondary care settings.