The Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre is home to the Wellington Diabetes Research Centre staff as well as the Diabetes Nurses. Janet Kumar is the Office Administrator who is usually the first person of contact within the building.
The Wellington Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist Teams:
Lorna Bingham: Nurse Practitioner (Candidate). Responsible for coordination of Clinical Nursing Practice across DHB and Consults in Nurse Lead Clinics in both Primary and Secondary care settings. Based in our service but reports to Vicky Noble - Director of Nursing (Primary Care).
Bridget Lydon: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Full-time). Bridget heads up our newly established Insulin Pump Service. Consults in secondary care Nurse Lead clinics and oversees our CNS mentors using the NPDP. Bridget is on the NZNO Diabetes Accreditation Board.
Lindsay McTavish: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Team Leader (Full-time). Manages the service alongside the Clinical Leader - Dr Jeremy Krebs.
Kirsty Newton: Clinical Nurse Specialist & Masters of Primary Health Care (Part-time). Adolescent and young adults under 25 years clinics. Facilitates clinics at Schools, Evolve and Victoria University. Involved with Insulin Pump Service.
Gilli Lewis: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Part-time). Works with primary school aged children with diabetes and younger. Visits schools and kindies and facilitates diabetes camps.
Janey Quaine: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Full-time). Consults for Diabetes in Pregnancy in Wellington as well as secondary care Nurse Led Clinics. Janey triages referrals according to the Nursing Referral Pathway. Janey is also doing masters papers; working towards Nurse Practitioner status.
Dianne Thomson: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Part-time). Dianne is our Inpatient Diabetes Nurse who works closely with the Registrars to prepare patients for discharge. Dianne is also responsible for the facilitation of the workforce development diabetes courses in secondary care.
Tess Clark & Miranda Walker: Diabetes Nurses (Part-time). Tess & Miranda work as our Inpatient Diabetes Nurses on the days Dianne is away from Capital Coast Health.
Julie Bate: Diabetes Nurse (Full-time). Julie is working towards accreditation as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes. Currently Julie mainly works with complex patients with diabetes with a particular focus on Maori and Pacific Peoples.
Debbie Hughes: Diabetes Nurse (Full-time). Debbie is working towards accreditation as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diabetes. Debbie follows up complex patients referred to her from Main Outpatients Department, Renal and Ophthalmology
Liz Dutton (Capital PHO): Diabetes Nurse Specialist (Full-time). Liz provides support and education to the General Practitioners and Nurses in practices with Capital PHO for their patients with diabetes. She also receives referrals for patients with diabetes that are difficult to manage in the practice setting.
The Kenepuru Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist teams are:
Ula Fatialofa: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Full-time). Covers inpatient referrals and Main Outpatient Department Clinics and GP referrals when requested from Primary care.
Sera Tapu - Taala: Diabetes Nurse (Full-time). Sera has completed her Masters degree and accreditation as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in diabetes. Case manages 50 complex Pacific Island people in the Porirua & Wellington regions.
Heather Campbell: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Full-time). Joined our service earlier in 2011 and mainly works in the Diabetes in Pregnancy service for the Porirua region.
Erin Searle (Tumai mo te Iwi PHO): Diabetes Nurse (Full-time). Cares for referred patients with diabetes in the community who are enrolled within Tumai mo te Iwi PHO.
The Kapiti Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist teams are:
Val Crawford: Clinical Nurse Specialist - Diabetes (Full-time). Val is a NZNO accredited Clinical Nurse Specialist. Covers paediatric, adolescent and adult diabetes in the Kapiti region.
Dinah Porteous (Kapiti PHO): Diabetes Nurse Educator (Full-time).Provides support and education, to the General Practitioners and Practice Nurses within Kapiti PHO, for their patients with diabetes. This includes ensuring they receive the correct type of support and mentoring the Practice Nurse diabetes champions. Dinah also works with patients who require insulin and medication titration and whose diabetes self management needs are more complex.
Referral Information for Nurses
Diabetes Nursing Service Referral Pathway
Describes the pathway for a patient being referred to the Nursing Service.
Please fax your referral to: (04) 385 5948.
Nursing Service Referral Pathway Criteria
This document describes the clinical situations the Referral Pathway is indicated for.
Diabetes Referral Pathway in Primary Care
This flowchart is specific for Compass Health PHOs