The Sydney Diabetes Health Assessment Unit (SDHAU) provides complications assessment (micro and macrovascular) for patients with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes living within Northern Sydney Local Health District to assist in the preparation of a Management Care Plan for their general practitioners. In addition, Diabetes Case Management and Health Coaching are provided as part of the Connecting Care Programme.

The service aims to improve diabetes and cardiovascular risk factor management and encourages patients to become involved aiming to achieve personal health goals and increased understanding of diabetes.



A general practitioner referral is required for patients with a confirmed diagnosis of type1 or type 2 diabetes (not pre-diabetes). In addition patients who have presented with a TIA (to TIA clinic) and patients who have presented with a macrovascular event and who have no specialist involvement are also able to be reviewed.


Outpatient diabetes health assessment service for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

Referral criteria

  • Reside in NSLHD
  • Patient is diagnosed with Type 1
  • Managed by GP with no Endocrinology input
  • Patient is diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes with one or more of the following:
    • Failure to achieve glycaemic targets (i.e. HbA1c > 7%)
    • Failure to respond to optimum therapy
    • Development or progression of complications
    • Heavy proteinuria with short disease duration in the absence of other micro vascular complications
    • Other complicating circumstances (e.g. mental illness, neurocognitive impairment)

Discharge criteria

  • Moved out of NSLHD
  • Ongoing review at RNSH Endocrine Clinic
  • Managed by Private Endocrinologist
  • Diabetes is stable (i.e HbA1c < 7% without hypoglycaemia, no change in treatment for the last 12 months)

Referrals should be addressed correctly to:  Prof Greg Fulcher – Sydney Diabetes Health Assessment Unit (SDHAU) and either

Fax:      9463 1045

Email:  [email protected]

Post:    SDHAU, Clinic 1, Level 3, ASB, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW 2065

Urgent cases

Please contact the Nurse Unit Manager on 02 9463 1427.

Other information

The diabetes health assessment takes approximately one hour.

Eyes may be dilated for eye photography. Patients are encouraged to bring sunglasses and someone to drive them home in case their vision is not suitable.

Patients are asked to bring a list of medications and any recent pathology test results, bloods may be taken on the day but fasting is not essential.

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Location: RNS, Clinic 1, check in A Level 3
Phone number 94631427
Available days Monday to Thursdays

Finding Us: The Health Assessment clinic is located at clinic 1 within the Ambulatory Care Centre on level 3 of Royal North Shore Hospital, in the orange section of the hospital.


Sydney Diabetes Health Assessment Unit

co/- Level 3, Clinic 1, Outpatient Department

Royal North Shore Hospital

Reserve Rd, St Leonards, NSW 2065

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Monday to Friday
8.30am - 4pm

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Phone: 02 9463 1688

Fax: 02 9463 1045

Email: [email protected]