Diabetes service

We provide assessment and education and management of Diabetes for those with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes/Diabetes in Pregnancy.

Diabetes eye care- Retinal Screening as per referral.

Diabetes Podiatry for High Risk/Active foot Diabetes, foot complications and wound care clinic as per E-referral. We offer management treatment plans according to patient needs and referral for specialist treatment when required. We have outpatient diabetes clinics and also review patients that are in hospital, we receive referrals from Primary Care Doctors and nurses for people who have concerns with their diabetes and also have other medical conditions.

The Diabetes service can provide education for people/organisations in the community and their family/whānau that have diabetes.

Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialists provide assessment, treatment, education and management plans, medication review and prescribe medication.

This service can be provided in the outpatient clinic/inpatient at the hospital, in the community, general practice, residential care homes, rural hospitals and home visits. Telehealth facilities are available.

We assist and manage Child/Adolescent and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes and Gestational Diabetes and those with complications of Diabetes providing on-going education, self-management support and medical review.

We welcome any enquiries regarding Diabetes.


How to get in touch:

General enquires to Diabetes service at Gisborne Hospital. Tel: 06 86 90500 extension 8060

The Diabetes service is located in Tui Te Ora - Hauora Tairāwhiti/Gisborne Hospital
421 Ormond Road


Referral Process:

Access to secondary care MDT is through appropriate eReferral or inpatient/hospital referral form:

All referrals below to include:
1. Type of Diabetes and date of diagnosis
2. Medication list
3. Diagnosis list
4. Most recent labs:Hba1c/Electrolyte/creatinine/CBC/ACR and MSU/TFTs/LFTs/Lipid profile(non-fasting)
5. The care plan initiated by General Practice team or referrer stating the treatment and medication currently



We are a Multidisciplinary Service in Long Term Conditions:
Dr Joanna Wojciechowska Medical Physician
Dr Martin St John Paediatrician
Lisa Smith Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
Kim Cameron Diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist
Dietician Team: Hiki Pihema, Sara Bodel, Christina Cullen
Dinah Smith Wound Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
Podiatrist: Simon Speight and Healthy Steps Podiatry (community podiatry).
Clinical Nurse Specialists within Long Term Conditions Team Tui Te Ora
Dr Wilson Ophthalmologist and Rachel Cook Ophthalmology Clinical Nurse Specialist
General Practioners (GP) and Practice nurses
Obstetrics Team and Midwives (LMC)
Renal Clinical Nurse Team and Specialists
Public Health- Health Promotion Team Hauora Tairawhiti
Iwi Providers: Turanga Health and Ngati Porou Hauora
Sport Gisborne/Tairāwhiti


Exams and procedures:

  • You will need to have had laboratory blood tests as per referral, and also required will be self-monitored glucose tests
  • Weight
  • Height and Blood pressure
  • Please come with Medications and have glucose meter and or logbook of glucose readings available
  • Diet education and review
  • Diabetes review, medication review
  • Foot check/assessment wound management
  • Green prescription referral


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General enquires  to Diabetes service Gisborne Hospital Hauora Tairawhiti

06 86 90500 extension 8060


We are based at Tui Te Ora Hauora Tairawhiti/Gisborne Hospital

421 Ormond Road


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