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Capital & Coast DHB Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre

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Description

The Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre is headed by Prinicpal Investigator Associate Professor Jeremy Krebs, supported by sub-investigators Dr Elaine Barrington-Ward and Dr Richard Carroll and Diabetes Research Projects Manager, Cecilia Ross.

There is a dedicated team of research staff:

  • Dr Brian Corley - Research Fellow
  • Dr Amber Parry-Strong - Research Fellow
  • Pip Cresswell - Diabetes Nurse Trial Coordinator
  • Emily Walsh - Diabetes Nurse Trial Coordinator
  • Margaret  Ward - Diabetes Nurse Trial Coordinator
  • Helena Faherty - Research Administration Assistant 

We run a variety of research studies with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes, aimed to help better understand and treat diabetes.

An epidemic of type 2 diabetes is occurring in New Zealand, as in other developed countries, driven mainly by demographic trends and the increase in prevalence of obesity. For the New Zealand population as a whole, type 2 diabetes peaks at ages 60-64, and overall incidence is thought to be 3-4%.

The prevalence of diabetes is higher among Maori and Pacific peoples and complications more severe. About half the population of people with diabetes is thought to be undiagnosed. Finally, the estimated number of people in New Zealand with diagnosed diabetes is predicted to increase substantially in the next 20 years from 115,000 to over 160,000.

Overall, diabetes is an ever increasing disease and at the Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre we aim to contribute to national and international research that is being done to gain a better understanding of diabetes and diabetes therapies. 

We are currently looking for volunteers for a number of different research studies. Eligibility criteria vary between the studies. You may or may not be eligible depending on:

  • your age
  • medications
  • other more specific reasons which we discuss with you.
Our research studies vary in length from just one visit to regular clinic visits over several years. For most studies you will be reimbursed for your travel costs.
 
Some studies include diabetes counselling and diet advice at no cost.
 
You can now find us on Facebook - Diabetes Research at CCDHB or click this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diabetes-Research-at-Capital-Coast-DHB/127379194014498

Hours

7.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday, closed public holidays

Charges

Click here to view eligibility criteria for funded healthcare.

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Refreshments

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Travel Directions

Diabetes Research is located at the Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre, Level 5, Grace Neill Block, Wellington Regional Hospital.

To get to the Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre, enter off Riddiford Street and park under the new hospital:

  • take the orange lift to Level 3
  • turn right when you get out of the lift. At the end of the corridor you can see the Grace Neill Block (GNB) link bridge diagonally across the foyer on your left
  • walk across the bridge and take the yellow lift to Level 5.

Alternatively, there is a drop-off point and limited parking outside the Grace Neill Block (GNB) accessed via Hospital Road.

If you arrive by bus at the new hospital entrance on Riddiford Street, walk into the atrium and the orange lift is visible on your right.

Please click here  for directions of how to find us.

Public Transport

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 7:00am to 6:00pm weekdays.

You must book a seat in advance for this service by telephoning (04) 385 5999 extn: 7088.

Parking

Parking

Diabetes Research is located together with the Endocrine and Diabetes Clinics at Level 5 of the Grace Neill Building. Parking for the Wellington Regional Hospital is in the main 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.

Please click here for the Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre way finding map to download directions of how to get to our centre from the main underground car park.

There may be some limited parking available outside the Grace Neill Building; access to this is via Hospital Road. Usual pay and display parking fees will apply.

 

On-site Shuttle:

There is an on-site shuttle service available to assist patients / whanau who may have access or walking difficulties getting through the hospital to our location. 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 8:00am to 4.30pm on weekdays. It stops at all buildings.

Accommodation

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Pharmacy

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Security

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Other

Please find below information and links to current research studies we are looking for people to participate in:


TrialNet Pathway to Prevention Study - Please click here for more information about this study.
TrialNet is screening relatives of people with type 1 diabetes to find out if these family members are "at risk" for developing type 1 diabetes. Screening involves a simple blood test from your arm to look for diabetes-related autoantibodies that may appear years before type 1 diabetes develops.

The following relatives may be screened at no charge to determine their risk:

  • Relatives between 1 and 45 years of age who have a sibling, child, or parent with type 1 diabetes
  • Relatives between 1 and 20 years of age who have a cousin, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, half sibling or grandparent with type 1 diabetes

The Pathway to Prevention Study is being done to learn more about what causes type 1 diabetes and to find out what might predict the development of the disease. These studies provide close monitoring to individuals "at risk" for developing type 1 diabetes. Individuals at greater risk may be offered an opportunity to participate in a prevention study. Click here to be directed to the study website.


If none of the studies above are of interest to you but you wish to be considered for future research please contact us and we will put your details on our research participant database

Contact Details

General Enquiries: (04) 385 5999
Fax: (04) 385 5856

Emergency Department: Open 24 hours / 7 days, Phone (04) 385 5999

Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Level 5, Grace Neill Block
Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street, Newtown
WELLINGTON

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Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Level 5, Grace Neill Block
Wellington Regional Hospital
Riddiford Street, Newtown
WELLINGTON

Postal Address

Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre
Private Bag 7902
Newtown
WELLINGTON 6242

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on September 5, 2017. This information is reviewed and edited by Capital & Coast DHB Endocrine, Diabetes & Research Centre.