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.
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