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Diabetes & Endocrinology

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Patients with metabolic and endocrine diseases are treated and benefit from a comprehensive medical and nursing service.

Mary Seacole ward is the dedicated Diabetes specialty ward with 30 inpatient beds and a dedicated foot clinic area with dedicated out patient sessions. Outpatient sessions are providing at both Basildon and Orsett sites.

The three Endocrine/Diabetes consultants currently run outpatient clinics for the following:

  • Specialist Diabetes and Endocrine clinics
  • Foot clinics for patients with complications of diabetes
  • Adolescent clinics for transition of paediatric to adult services
  • Gonadal clinics
  • Testosterone Implant clinic
  • Joint Ante Natal/gestational clinics
  • Hirsuitism Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

A joint Oncology/Endocrine clinic at Basildon is currently being planned for follow up of patients with Thyroid cancer.

The Trust is working with NHS South West Essex to radically change the nature of care being provided for patients with Diabetes to an integrated model of care.

The vision is for care to be delivered, where possible, in local communities and by working together and integration of services this will provide efficient and effective care to all.

Services

We have a robust team of Diabetes Nurse Specialists who provide in patient advice and management to all patients with diabetes in the Trust and the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre (CTC).

In addition, the nursing team also support's ante natal/gestational and renal services provided much needed education and support to those patients with diabetes.

The services include:

  • Diabetes Foot disease
  • Retinal screening
  • Calcium disorders
  • Lipid disorders
  • Antenatal
  • Adolescent services
  • Thyroid/pituitary/adrenal disorders
  • Gonadal/erectile dysfunction clinics
  • Nurse led renal/diabetes services

Contact:

William Harveyward ward: ext 4634
Diabetes specialist nurses: ext 4818
Endocrine Department: ext: 8717 or 1017 or 3502

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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