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Capital & Coast DHB Diabetes Service

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


The diabetes service at CCDHB is a regional specialist service that currently has five related components:

  1. Specialist Endocrine & Diabetes clinics (including urgent referral Registrar clinics) held in the Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre on level 5 of the Grace Neill Building and at Kenepuru Hospital, Kenepuru Main Outpatients Department
  2. Specialist Nursing clinics are also based in the same locations.
  3. Antenatal Diabetes clinics are held in the Wellington Regional Hospital on level 3.
  4. Multidisciplinary Outreach clinics are held in the Wellington and Porirua community.
  5. An Adolescent diabetes (transitional to adult) service held at Paediatric Outpatients, level 5 Grace Neill Building.

Each of these services has clinics based at other facilities including Kenepuru Hospital and Kapiti Health Centre. These services all work with primary providers in the region by managing complex cases that are referred to them. Diabetes Education and Management incorporates a community dietetic service and a secondary podiatry service.

The Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre is home to the Wellington Diabetes Research Centre staff as well as the Diabetes NursesHope Phillips 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.
Responsible for the coordination of Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership (DNPP), practices across the DHB and consults in nurse led clinics in both primary and secondary care settings. Lorna also works closely with Jaqui Levine and Heather Wilson (Diabetes Champions) for Cosine PHO. Lorna has a Patient Safety and Quality interest and sits on the DHB Diabetes Network 0272047292.

Lindsay McTavish: Clinical Nurse Specialist and Charge Nurse Manager.
Manages the service alongside the Clinical Leader - Dr Elaine Barrington-Ward.   027 433 4165.
Tess Clarke:  Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Adolescent and young adults under 25 years clinics. Facilitates clinics at schools, Evolve, Youth Health Service and Victoria University. Involved with Insulin Pump Service. tess.clarke 0275716572.
Gilli Lewis:  Clinical Nurse Specialist. 
Works with primary school aged children 0-12 years of age with diabetes. Visits schools and kindies and facilitates diabetes camps. 0274967852.
Janey Quaine:  Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Consults for Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership in Wellington region. . 0274435271.

Miranda Walker:  Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Miranda is responsible for the facilitation of the diabetes workforce development in secondary care and also works as one of our Inpatient Clinical Nurse Specialists Wellington. miranda.walker@ccdhb.org.nz 0274552418
Pip Creswell: Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Inpatient Team Wellington. pip.creswell@ccdhb.org.nz 0274552418
Debbie Hughes: Diabetes Nurse.
Inpatient Team Wellington. (Fridays) 0275563592
Simon Randell: Diabetes Nurse.
Inpatient Team Wellington. (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) simon.randell@ccdhb.org.nz 0275563592
Julie Bate: Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Julie mainly works with the Diabetes in Pregnancy service in Wellington. 0272169994.
Sharon Oliver: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Compass PHO). 
Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership - Newtown Medical, Newlands, Island Bay, Ngaio, Kelburn Medical Centres and Kelburn Surgery. 027 2021859.
Liz Dutton: Clinical Manager (Compass PHO).
Long Term Conditions Manager for the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership, DNPP for Compass Practices. 0274483254.


The Kenepuru Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist teams are:

Ula Fatialofa:  Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Covers Dialysis, and Main Outpatient Department Clinics and GP referrals when requested from primary care as DNPP and Arohata Prison.  0274382087.

Sera Tapu-Taala: Clinical Nurse Specialist.
Manages complex Pacific Island people in the Porirua & Wellington regions. Has priority practices as part of the DNPP. 0274793025.
Heather Campbell:  Clinical Nurse Specialist. 
Mainly works in the Diabetes in Pregnancy service for the Porirua region and covers some DNPP practices. 0276030593.
Christine Curry:  Diabetes Nurse.
Christine has the inpatient role at Kenepuru Hospital in addition to her DNPP work. Works alongside Heather Campbell. 0272947763.
Misty Ngatai: Diabetes and Endocrine Nurse
Working the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership - in Kenepuru region alongside Sera Tapu-Taala. 027 6601126.
Erin Searle:  Clinical Nurse Specialist Diabetes (Compass PHO)
Working the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership, DNPP for Compass Practices. 0274845786.
Mau' Pauta: Clinical Nurse Specialist (Compass PHO)
Working the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership, DNPP for Compass Porirua Union Health Service. Ma'u@puchs.org.nz
Kath McNamara: Clinical Nurse specialist (Ora Toa PHO)
Working the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership, DNPP for Ora Toa Cannons Creek, Mungavin,Takapuwahia, Poneke and Waitangarua (June 2018). kath.mcnamara@oratoa.co.nz
The Kapiti Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist is:

Val Crawford:  Clinical Nurse Specialist
Val is an NZNO accredited Diabetes Nurse Specialist.  Covers paediatric, adolescent and adult diabetes in the Kapiti region. She also 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. Val also works with patients referred to her who require insulin and medication titration and whose diabetes self management needs are more complex. 0274445590.

The Nursing Team is spread across the region and are all involved in the Diabetes Nurse Practice Partnership (DNPP) in addition to their specialist roles.



8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

  • You will be referred by your General Practitioner (GP) and your referral will be prioritised (given a position on a list of other referrals) depending on the type of diabetes and its severity.
  •  The average waiting time before an appointment at a clinic ranges from 2 weeks to 4 months, depending on priority. An appointment letter will be sent to you in the mail. Please ensure your GP has your correct mailing address and contact telephone numbers.
  • Prior to your appointment, you may be asked to undergo some further tests before seeing the doctor in the clinic. These blood tests should be taken the week before your appointment.
  • You will see either a Specialist, Registrar (a doctor training to become a Specialist who works under the supervision of a Specialist).  There are also Specialist Nurses who may be involved with your first appointment and ongoing treatment.
  • You may have ongoing follow-up in the clinic or have your treatment carried out by your GP with advice from the Specialist.


IMPORTANT Information
Please have with you, when you call or attend the clinic:
  • Your recent blood glucose results in your record book
  • Your blood glucose meter and recording book.
  • Your medication yellow card or an up-to-date list of what you are taking.


How To Help Us, Help You

There are never enough available appointments. If you can't come, please let us know on (04) 806 2140 and ask for Hope as soon as possible, so we can use the appointment for someone else.
Cancellations on the day waste valuable time and if rescheduled, could take up to three months for another.
Please be on time. New appointments take 45 minutes and follow-up appointments 30 minutes. We see patients as close to scheduled appointment time as possible - if you are late, you will need to wait until there is a gap.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

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Public Transport

Buses run regularly to and from Wellington Hospital (for timetable information ring Metlink on 0800 801 700). During weekdays over 20 buses per hour, run from the city to the hospital, on routes 1, 10, 11, 12, 18, 22, 23, 43 and 44.

Shuttle Service for Patients Living in Kapiti/Porirua

A free patient shuttle service also runs between the Kenepuru and Wellington hospital sites. It operates on the hour from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm weekdays. You must book a seat in advance for this service by telephoning (04) 385 5999 extn: 7088.

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All clinics are now located in the new Wellington Regional Hospital.

Parking for clinics in the new hospital will be in the underground car park. The entry to the car park is clearly sign-posted near the main entrance to the hospital, on Riddiford Street. Usual parking fees will apply.

There may be limited parking available outside the Grace Neill Building, usual pay and display parking fees will apply.

 On-site Shuttle:

The walking path through the hospital site is steep, and an on-site shuttle service is provided to assist patients/ whanau. If you require this service, please wait at the On-site Shuttle Stop, which is near the main entrance to the hospital site.

This service runs every 20 minutes between 8:00 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays. It stops at all buildings.


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Contact Details

Wellington Regional Hospital
(04) 385 5999 ext 82140

Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Level 5
Grace Neill Building
Wellington Hospital

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Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Level 5
Grace Neill Building
Wellington Hospital

Postal Address

Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Wellington Regional Hospital
Private Bag 7902
Wellington 6242

This page was last updated at 3:20PM on July 4, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Diabetes Service.