Endocrinology and diabetes services, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Endocrinology service

Diabetes services

Bone and mineral services

About our service

Endocrinology deals with the way hormones act in the body.

The endocrinology and diabetes department is a large tertiary service with major clinical, research and educational roles. 

We look after babies, children and adolescents with a wide variety of hormone disorders including:

  1. Diabetes: assessment and management of children and adolescents with all forms of diabetes mellitus. It is a large, tertiary service with major clinical, research and education roles.
  2. Thyroid disorders including over and under active problems. The service also provides care for children with thyroid cancers in collaboration with oncology services
  3. Differences of sex development. This includes a Sydney Children’s Hospital Network (Randwick and Westmead) multidisciplinary team which reviews the management of young people with variations in sex characteristics.
  4. Calcium and bone metabolism: assessment and management of children with congenital and acquired bone and mineral disorders. Patients may be seen at the Endocrine Clinic and/or in conjunction with Clinical Genetics and Orthopaedic Surgery.
  5. Endocrine tumours and endocrine effects of cancer treatment. Patients may be seen at the Endocrine Clinic and/or in conjunction with oncology services.
  6. Puberty
  7. Pituitary and adrenal disorders
  8. Inherited lipid disorders such as familial hypercholesterolaemia
  9. Growth services including short or tall stature and abnormal growth patterns.

Our service does not manage feeding or weight management issues. Please see:

Referral process for clinicians

Our department is using Consultmed to manage referrals. The Consultmed platform allows health professionals to send e-referrals to us securely.   

Consultmed questions and technical support: helpdesk@consultmed.co

Referral and appointment process for parents and carers

Request a referral

To make an appointment at our clinic, you will need a referral from your GP, paediatrician or specialist. 

They will assess your child, discuss your concerns, and make a referral to the appropriate service.  

Track your referral

Our department uses Consultmed to manage referrals. Your referring clinician sends the e-referral to us using the secure Consultmed platform.  

Once we receive the referral, we will send you an email with your tracking information. We will update you as we process the referral and book your appointment. 

To receive these updates, please ask your referring clinician to include your email on the referral.  

If your clinician has questions about Consultmed or require technical support, they can contact helpdesk@consultmed.co.  

Need support?

If you need help or have questions about the referral and appointment process, please contact us on (02) 7825 3200.

Clinic information

Diabetes clinics

Our clinic manages children and adolescents with all forms of diabetes mellitus. 

We also provide ambulatory stabilisation of patients with diabetes in the diabetes education centre and other clinical reviews by the nursing and allied health team..

  • Diabetes: Level 2 Bandaged Bear Outpatients Clinic, The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Endocrinology clinic

The Endocrinology Clinic provides assessment and management of endocrinology problems in children.

The endocrinology clinics are held throughout the week in different locations including:

  • Level 2 Bandaged Bear Outpatients clinics
  • Level 3 Child Assessment Centre
  • Suite 16, Level 2 Children’s Hospital Medical Centre, Corner Hawkesbury and Hainsworth Streets, Westmead.
Last updated Tuesday 21st May 2024

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