Diabetes Education Service

Southern Tasmania Area Health ServicesTasmanian Health Service - Southern Region

The Diabetes Education Service aims to assist clients make informed lifestyle choices to limit the development and / or impact of implications associated with diabetes whilst maintaining quality of life. They offer social support in establishing support networks and acute health care to assist clients resolve and / or manage presenting problems and optimise best health outcomes.

The accredited Diabetes Education Services at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Launceston General Hospital and the North West Regional Hospital provide a multidisciplinary service.

People with diabetes or pre-diabetes can access:

  • diabetes educators
  • dieticians
  • podiatrists
  • social workers/psychologists

The Service teaches clients the use of diabetic equipment and provides in-service sessions and support to community education support groups and a range of diabetes education programs.

How to contact us or make a booking

For an appointment contact the Diabetic Education Centre in your region:

South
Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) Diabetes Centre
Telstra Building
Level 5
70 Collins Street, Hobart 7000
Phone: (03) 6166 8788 (please use the answering machine if line busy or after hours)

Appointments available 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Reception availability 8.00 am to 4.15 pm

North
Launceston General Hospital (LGH)
Level 3
Charles Street, Launceston 7250
Phone: (03) 6777 4145

Appointments available 8.30 am to 5.00 pm
Reception availability 8.30 am to 3.00 pm

North West
North West Regional Hospital (NWRH)
21 Brickport Road, Burnie 7320
Phone: (03) 6493 6300

Devonport Community Health Centre
Phone: (03) 6478 6166

Service Eligibility

A referral from your treating doctor is required when seeking an appointment with a Diabetes Medical Specialist or the Podiatrist.

Referral to the Diabetes Centre is not required if you seek education, support or resources from a Diabetes Educator, Dietitian or Social Worker. You will however need an apppointment.

More Information

Diabetes Australia - Tasmania also has a number of services and supplies available to residents of Tasmania with Diabetes.

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