Diabetes services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Enquiries: (02) 9845 3169 

Fax: (02) 9845 3170 

The Diabetes Service assesses and manages children and adolescents with all forms of diabetes mellitus, it is a large, tertiary service with major clinical, research and education roles.



Diabetes: Level 2 Bandaged Bear Clinics

Diabetes Allied Health: Department of Endocrinology, ground floor

DCAS: Department of Endocrinology, ground floor

Diabetes Day Care Centre: level one, near Hall Ward 


For new referrals, please fax referring letter to Department of Endocrinology on (02) 9845 3170 or email to the Head of Diabetes  ann.maguire@health.nsw.gov.au or to The Diabetes Nurse Manager: kristine.heels@health.nsw.gov.au

For follow-up appointments Ph: (02) 9845 2525

Clinic days

New referrals

Referring letter from the GP or other specialist to the Endocrinologist by name.

DCAS referrals, fax to 9845 3170 or email DCAS Coordinator: Janine.cusumano@health.nsw.gov.au

Urgent referrals

For urgent referrals, the referring doctor should contact the Endocrinology Fellow or the Endocrinologist on-call via the switchboard by phoning (02) 9845 0000. Referrals for a new diagnosis of type 1 diabetes or a patient with diabetes who is unwell are always regarded as urgent.

Diabetes Complication Assessment Service (DCAS)

Complication screening allows the detection of very early signs of complications, changes can then be made to management in an attempt to either stop or reverse the complication.

Phone: (02) 9845 3156
Fax: (02) 9845 3170
Location: Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes

The Diabetes Complications Assessment Service offers a comprehensive assessment of diabetes complications for adolescents with diabetes. The assessment includes retinal photography, estimation of albumin excretion rate and assessment of autonomic and peripheral nervous systems. The service is available to all adolescents in NSW and the ACT who have diabetes for at least two years and for younger children who have had diabetes for at least five years.

Appointments are made by phoning (02) 9845 3156 or (02) 9845 3157. Patients require a referral from their doctor.


Paediatric Endocrinologists:

Dr Ann Maguire, Head of Diabetes. Phone 02 9845 3169, Email: ann.maguire@health.nsw.gov.au

Professor Geoffrey Ambler - Paediatric Endocrinologist, Head – Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Ph: 02 9845 3200, Email: geoffrey.ambler@health.nsw.gov.au

Professor Kim Donaghue - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Paul Benitez - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Yoon Hi Cho - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Christopher Cowell - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Maria Craig - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Neville Howard - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Ann Maguire - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Myra Poon - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Shubha Srinivasan - Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Andrew Biggin, Paediatric Endocrinologist

Diabetes Educators:

Kristine Heels -RN, CDE. Nurse Manager of Diabetes Clinical Services-Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Ph: 98453181, Email: Kristine.heels@health.nsw.gov.au

Nuala Harkin, Nurse Practitioner

Debra Sadie, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Carolyn Judge, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Niamh Howley, Clinical Nurse Educator

Julie Klimek, , Clinical Nurse Educator

Nicole Matthews, Clinical Nurse Educator

Phuong Phan, Clinical Nurse Educator


Anna Pham-Short, Dietitian

Kristine Lobley, Dietitian

Aimee Peters, Dietitian

Social Workers:

Contact the Diabetes team for more information

Diabetes Complications Assessment Service

Janine Cusumano-RN. Coordinator of Diabetes Complication Assessment Service- Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes.

Ph: 98453156,Email: Janine.cusumano@health.nsw.gov.au

Alison Pryke, Retinal Photographer and Research Assistant