Chronic & Complex Condition Health Services

Australians are now living an average of 25 years longer than they were a century ago. But we are increasingly living with chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory diseases and mental illness. Furthermore, people are suffering from multiple chronic conditions, which complicate their care needs, as they need assistance from a range of medical, allied health and social services. That’s why it’s important to have a “care plan” in place that helps the care team understand the goals of treatment, from the perspective of the patient.

For guidance or more information please speak to your GP or a Health Professional.

See Northern Sydney Chronic & Complex Condition Services & Resources listed below.


Name:Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)
Phone:1800 699 799
Email:dsa@dementia.com.au
Website:http://dbmas.org.au/
Description:

The Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS) is a national free service funded by the Australian Government and operated and administered by Dementia Support Australia.

Referral Required:No

Name:Diabetes and Emotional Health
Phone:1300 136 588
Website:https://www.ndss.com.au/diabetes-and-emotional-health
Description:

This section contains information resources, including printable factsheets, on the following subjects: diabetes (depression, anxiety, distress…), support, disordered eating.

Referral Required:No

Name:Diabetes Australia – Useful Links
Website:https://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/useful-links
Description:

There are a large number of other organisations that can help and support you, depending on your need. This section contains a list of useful links to organisations and/or websites that can provide more information, or support and advice.

Referral Required:No

Name:Diabetes Health Assessment Unit
Location:Level 3, Clinic 1, Ambulatory Care Centre, St Leonards NSW
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Sydney-Diabetes-Health-Assessment.aspx
Description:

Requires GP assessment and referral if appropriate.
Provides a one hour screening and assessment for complications of Type 1 and 2 diabetes to assist in the preparation of a GP management plan. The assessment is performed by a diabetes educator and results are reviewed by an endocrinologist.
Wait time: 4 to 6 weeks for assessment.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Diabetes NSW
Location:NSW
Phone:1300 136 588
Website:http://diabetesnsw.com.au/
Description:

Provide trusted information, advice and support through information days, workshops and other events; and online.
Free InfoLine – 1300 342 238;
Diabetes NSW educational health and well-being programs and services help to boost our members’ confidence and their ability to live healthy lives.
Diabetes NSW prevention awareness activities contribute to reduce both the development of diabetes and the complications of the disease in those already living with it.

Referral Required:No

Name:Living Kidney Donor Program
Phone:0439 936 101
Email:lkdp@livingdonor.com.au
Website:http://www.livingkidney.org.au/
Description:

A group of living kidney donors from Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital (RNSH) working in conjunction with its renal transplant team to provide accurate information and support to potential kidney donors, those undergoing kidney donor work up and those who are in the post operative phase and beyond.

Referral Required:No

Name:National Hepatitis Information Line
Phone:1800 437 222
Website:www.hepatitisaustralia.com
Description:

The national infoline diverts to information and support lines at your local state and territory hepatitis organisations.

Referral Required:No

Name:Royal North Shore Endocrinology Clinic
Location:Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065
Description:

Service available: Mon-Fri 8.30am-4.00pm.
Diabetes patients are seen within the General Endocrinology Clinics which run each day.
For more information phone the Department of Endocrinology, (02) 9463 1680.

Referral Required:No

Name:Royal North Shore Fibroscan Clinic
Location:Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065
Website:https://www.hep.org.au/directory/royal-north-shore-hospital-fibroscan/
Description:

For Hep C Treatment phone the surgery and ask for the name of the doctors who prescribe the new Hep C Drugs. Then call back and simply make an appointment with one of those doctors. This way, when you get there, you won’t need to tell the reception staff that you want to access Hep C Treatment.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:Royal North Shore Liver Clinic
Location:Gastro / Liver Level 4, Acute Service Building, Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065
Email:SLHD-RNS-HepatologyService@health.nsw.gov.au
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/hepatology.aspx
Description:

Requires GP or medical specialist assessment and referral if appropriate.
Provides specialist hepatology consultations and multi-disciplinary care.

Referral Required:Yes

Name:The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
Phone:(02) 9126 3526
Email:cognitive.impairment@safetyandquality.gov.au
Website:http://cognitivecare.gov.au/
Description:

Caring for Cognitive Impairment – Commit to high quality care for people with cognitive impairment in hospital, including the prevention, recognition and treatment of delirium.

Referral Required:No

Name:Young Adult Clinic
Location:Level 3, Clinic 1 Ambulatory Care Centre, Acute Services Building, Reserve Rd, St Leonards NSW 2065
Website:http://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Services/Directory/Pages/Diabetes-Endocrinology-Metabolism-RNSH.aspx
Description:

Requires GP or medical specialist assessment and referral if appropriate.
The clinic offers assessment, review and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Referral Required:Yes