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Coronavirus staff guidance University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Diabetes specialist nurse team weekend support

Diabetes specialist nurse support for inpatients and admission avoidance is available at QEHB and Good Hope on Saturdays and Sundays from 09:00 – 13:00.

From 1 June until September 2020, there be no DSN support at weekends for Heartlands and Solihull hospitals due to staffing levels – this decision will be regularly reviewed.


At QEHB, please refer patients via PICS.

Heartlands Hospital

Diabetes consultant is available at Heartlands Hospital Ward 2 between 08:00 – 20:00 for urgent referrals only.

Good Hope referrals

DSN (09:00 – 13:00)

Refer via Concerto:

This service will include:

  • Patients admitted with hypoglycaemia / DKA / HHS
  • Patients whose discharge is being delayed due to needing diabetes education (i.e. newly diagnosed patients who require insulin)

This service will not include:

  • Routine follow-ups
  • New referrals not included in list above
  • Patients on critical care
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