Clinical Services

Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology

About the Service / Department

The Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology provides a broad range of specialist care covering all aspects of Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Location

The service covers all 3 sites; Watford General Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital and St Albans City Hospital. The Endocrine Investigation Unit is located at the Watford site.

Service / Department specialties

  • General diabetes clinic, new patient and follow-ups and general endocrine clinic.
  • New patient and follow-ups weekly on all 3 sites.
  • Specialist diabetes clinics for adolescents and young adults on all 3 sites.
  • Specialist diabetes/endocrine ante-natal clinic held every 2 weeks at Watford and St Albans.
  • Close links with tertiary endocrine services, including pituitary disorders with Queen Square.
  • Adrenal and parathyroid with Hammersmith and/or Oxford. Parathyroid Surgery with Imperial.
  • Chronic Fatigue is covering services for all of Herts linked to St Bartholomew’s. Hospital within a managed network.
  • Specialist diabetes Pump Clinics at Watford site.
  • Nurse led clinics for diabetes and endocrine on all 3 sites.
  • Telephone clinics for diabetes and endocrine.
  • Teaching for patients and health care professionals.

Consultants

  • Dr Thomas Galliford
  • Dr Arif Hamda
  • Dr Colin Johnston
  • Dr Chantal Kong
  • Dr Arla Ogilvie
  • Dr Julia Ostberg
  • Dr Ana Pokrajac
  • Dr Pawan Pulsakar

Referrals

Referrals are made by letter, SPOC referral forms graded by Drs or Choose and Book

Outpatient Clinics

Day of week Location
Monday am
Diabetic clinic for NEW patients Watford
Diabetic clinic for NEW patients and Follow Up patients, including a Foot clinic  Hemel Hempstead
Tuesday am
Diabetic clinic for NEW patients and Follow Up patients and including a Foot clinic St Albans
Combined Antenatal clinic 1st and 3rd Tuesday of month St Albans
Tuesday pm
Adolescent Clinic 2-4pm - 3rd Tuesday of month Hemel Hempstead
Adolescent Clinic 2-4pm - Last Tuesday of month St Albans
Young adult clinic 4-6pm - 3rd Tuesday of month Hemel Hempstead
Young adult clinic 4-6pm - Last Tuesday of month St Albans

Wednesday am

Diabetic clinic for follow up patients Watford

Thursday am

Endocrine Clinic Hemel Hempstead

Thursday pm

Endocrine Clinic Watford

Friday am

Endocrine Clinic St Albans
Combined antenatal clinic (alternative weeks) Watford

Contact Details

Contact Details

Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Diabetes Specialist Nurses
Level 3, Verulam Wing
Hemel Hempstead Hospital
Hillfield Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP2 4AD

Tel: 01442 287482
Fax: 01442 287381

St Albans City Hospital

Diabetes Specialist Nurses
Outpatients Department
St Albans City Hospital
Waverley Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL3 5PN

Tel: 01442 287482
Fax: 01442 287381

Watford General Hospital

Diabetes Specialist Nurses
Michael Clements Diabetes Centre
Sycamore House
Watford General Hospital
Vicarage Road
Watford
Hertfordshire WD18 0HB

Tel: 01923 217553
Fax: 01923 217673


Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Consultants

  • Dr Tom Galliford
  • Dr Ana Pokrajac
  • Dr Chantal Kong
  • Dr Pawan Pusalkar

Secretaries

  • Judith Conlon – 01442 287083
  • Sharon Meccariello – 01442 287482

St Albans City Hospital

Consultants

  • Dr Chantal Kong
  • Dr Colin Johnston

Secretaries

  • Melanie Barnham – 01727 897858

Watford General Hospital

Consultants

  • Dr Arla Ogilvie
  • Dr Tom Galliford
  • Dr Ana Pokrajac
  • Dr Julia Ostberg
  • Dr Pawan Pusalkar
  • Dr Arif Hamda
  • Dr Colin Johnston

Secretaries

  • Leslie Sweeting-White – 01923 217287
  • Joanna Wilson – 01923 436033
  • Gabriella Parry – 01923 217696
  • Secretary – 01923 217800

Diabetes Specialist Nurses (covering all 3 sites, contact numbers as above)

  • Sharon Carter
  • Caroline Harris
  • Chris Feben
  • Sonia Fullerton
  • Wendy Liberty
  • Kieran Mullan
  • Phyllis Renehan
  • Katherine Tamayo
  • Laura Thomas

Endocrine Specialist Nurses (covering all 3 sites as above)

  • George Kabambe - 01923 217848
  • Darshna Patel

Dieticians

  • Debbie Blissitt 01923 218135 Bleep 1161
  • Joan Pollack 01923 217414 Bleep 1074

Foot Health Service

Tel: 01582 711545
Fax: 01582 765537

Podiatrists

  • Peter Smith
  • Rebecca Gardner

Retinal Screening

Watford, Hemel, St Albans 01442 285825

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