The Endocrinology Department provides diagnosis, investigation and treatment for children and adolescents with endocrine disorders including:
- growth problems including early and late puberty
- pituitary disorders
- disorders of sexual development and hypogonadism
- polycystic ovarian syndrome
- metabolic bone disorders
- adrenal and thyroid disorders
- endocrine tumours
- endocrine late-effects of cancer treatment
- Turner and Prader-Willi syndrome
- other syndromes associated with growth and endocrine disorders
- gender dysphoria.
Who can access this service?
Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 16th birthday.
Existing patients with complex care needs
Referrals are accepted up to a child’s 18th birthday (patients are usually transitioned to adult services by this time).
This service is available to children living in Queensland.
Do I need a referral?
You will need a formal referral to access this service.
How do I get a referral?
Referrals are accepted from:
- general practitioners.
Parents should speak with their local diabetes team about being referred to the Queensland Children’s Hospital Endocrinology Department for a second opinion.
Other referral information
Please bring copies of any previous growth measurements, investigations and imaging (if available) to your appointment.
Please contact the Patient Call Centre to confirm or change appointments.
t: 1300 762 831
Information for health professionals
From 1 May 2019 referral criteria will apply at CHQ. This condition has minimum demographic and essential clinical referral information that is required to be included prior to submission of the referral. Visit the CPC website for the required condition. If you are unable to provide the required “essential information” please state the reason when you submit the referral.
Patients are usually seen by a local diabetes team before being referred to the Queensland Children’s Hospital Endocrinology Department for a second opinion.
For urgent referrals the diabetes senior medical officer on-call should be contacted via the hospital switchboard if the referral requires escalation.
t: 07 3068 1111
Children with rare endocrine emergencies who require retrieval to intensive care should be discussed with the Queensland Paediatric Retrievals Team via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111
Non-urgent referral enquiries
National Diabetes Services Scheme
Prof Jerry Wales DM, MA, BM BCh, FRACP, FRCPCH, MRCP, DCH
Senior Medical Officers
A/Prof Louise Conwell MBBS (Hons), PGCert MEd (Dundee) PhD, FRACP
Dr Rachana Dahiya MBBS, BSc (Hons), FRACP, PhD
Dr Mark Harris BSc, B Med Sc, MBBS, FRACP, MD
Dr Tony Huynh MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Dr Diane Jensen BSc, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
Dr Stephanie Johnson FRACP, MBBS, BSc
Dr Sarah McMahon MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACP