Diabetes Education Units
The Taranaki DHB's Diabetes Education Units operate from Taranaki Base Hospital, Hawera Hospital and Stratford Health Centre covering the New Plymouth, Mokau, Waitara, Stratford, Eltham, Opunake, Patea and Waverley districts.
Referrals are accepted from general practitioners, specialist consultants, Midwives, hospital wards and departments, community agencies and include patient self-referrals.
The Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) provide diabetes and life-style education/management to people with diabetes on a one to one basis, and/or family or patient group sessions and also work with clients to update and adjust medication as required. Tertiary education for health professionals is also provided by the CNS in conjunction with the Taranaki DHB Diabetes Multi-disciplinary Team.
The CNS liaise and work closely with local Diabetes Societies/Organisations about continuing education programmes and Diabetes Awareness campaigns/projects etc. Diabetes awareness is provided for the general public by Diabetes Societies through targeting community organisations, schools and service clubs in conjunction with the Taranaki DHB Health Promotion Unit.
We provide a five-day-a-week-day service from 8am to 5pm. Appointments outside of these hours are by arrangement between the Clinical Nurse Specialist and our clients.
The Diabetes Education Units are located on level 3 of the Maternity Block at Taranaki Base Hospital, and in the Outpatient Department at Hawera Hospital.
New Plymouth Phone: 06 753 7707
Hawera Phone: 06 278 9922
Last updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013