Monday, 2 November 2015

Monash National Diabetes Centre of Excellence

Monash Diabetes, in association with SPHPM’s Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation (MCHRI), have been accreditation as a ‘National Diabetes Centre of Excellence’ by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).

“Accreditation recognises Monash Diabetes and MCHRI as a provider of excellence across all categories including clinical care, education, service advocacy, research and national leadership in the area of diabetes,” MCHRI Director, Professor Helena Teede said.

“We are now accredited for four years and are the only accredited Centre of Excellence in Victoria. Our work was specifically cited for consumer engagement in research and clinical care design and delivery.”

Already acknowledged as a leader in diabetes research, SPHPM’s Professor Sophia Zoungas is Chairperson of the NADC, and Monash Health and MCHRI hold the federal government contract for national data collection, quality indicators, benchmarking and reporting.

“Our success in attaining this accreditation can be attributed to all the members of the Monash Health and Monash University team who work very hard to deliver in all critical areas,” Dr Georgia Soldartos, MCHRI Deputy Director said.

Ten years ago Monash Diabetes included one inpatient service, three ambulatory care services at Monash Medical Centre and a small pharmaceutical research program. This has expanded to five inpatient and 26 ambulatory care services, increasing overall services by 800 per cent with partners and patient groups. Monash Diabetes now provide approximately 40,000 episodes of care per year from Monash Link in the community Health setting to Koo Wee Rup in a regional hospital setting.

While rapidly expanding their services to patients, Professor Teede and her team have also developed an internationally recognised and competitively funded research program within MCHRI, and the team has a significant national and international leadership profile.

“We remain one of the only operationally integrated interdisciplinary units in the country with no staff working in silos,” said Lorraine Marom, Monash Diabetes Nurse Practitioner.


The Monash Diabetes team would like to acknowledge the support of Monash Health, Monash University and Monash Partners over this time,” Dr Jennifer Wong, Diabetes Clinical Director said.

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