Diabetes services at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

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Our contact details and appointment information is further down the page.

Contact details

Enquiries: (02) 9845 3200 

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

Diabetes Education Centre: Level 1 


For new referrals, please fax referring letter to Department of Endocrinology on (02) 9845 3170 or email to: SCHN-CHW-DiabetesClinic@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.

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.


Paediatric Endocrinologists:

Clinical Associate Professor Ann Maguire - Paediatric Endocrinologist, Co-Head – Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Phone 02 9845 3200, Email: ann.maguire@health.nsw.gov.au

Clinical Associate Professor Shubha Srinivasan - Paediatric Endocrinologist, Co-Head – Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes. Phone 02 9845 3200, Email: shubha.srinivasan@health.nsw.gov.au

Professor Geoffrey Ambler – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Kim Donaghue – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Clinical Associate Professor Paul Benitez – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Yoon Hi Cho – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Professor Maria Craig – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Myra Poon – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Associate Professor Andrew Biggin – Paediatric Endocrinologist

Dr Lara Graves – 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

Julie Klimek – Clinical Nurse Educator

Nicole Matthews – Clinical Nurse Educator

Esther Guerrero – Diabetes Educator

Kim Sharplin – Diabetes Educator


Anna Pham-Short – Dietitian

Kristine Lobley – Dietitian

Dean Paningbatan – Dietitian

Social Workers:

Contact the Diabetes team for more information