The diabetes team hold clinics at various sites across the west of Scotland. This page tells you where.
The Royal Hospital for Children
1345 Govan Road
There is now only one place where people under the age of 16 years will be admitted to hospital in Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and that is the Royal Hospital for Children (RHC). Fortunately, once they find out they have diabetes and are well enough to go home, few children need to be re-admitted. Diabetes is mainly looked after at home, with regular visits to clinic.
No diabetes appointments are ever held at RHC.
West Glasgow Ambulatory Care Hospital
Glasgow G3 8SJ
Once the site of the old children's hospital at Yorkhill, one of the wards has been taken over by the diabetes team and is now used as our main base of operations. Most of the team can be found here, and it is where people in the Glasgow area come for their education on diabetes. All of our group teaching is held here.
Three clinics a week take place here, including a transition clinic with input from our adult colleagues.
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Paisley PA2 9PN
We have a smaller office here at the RAH but the neighbouring Panda Centre is currently being used for Covid care.
The Health Board have not announced their plans for out-patient services in Paisley so until then patients who would normally attend here will be seen in Glasgow.
Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Level L North
Greenock PA16 0XN
Clinics are held at Inverclyde once a month, allowing families from towns like Dunoon and Rothesay to receive diabetes care without having to travel for many hours.
Lorn and Islands Hospital
Staff from Greater Glasgow and Clyde travel to Oban three times a year to hold clinics. At other times, families here receive great support from the local Community Children's Nurse Carole Gatward and adult Diabetes Nurse Specialist Seonaid Morrison.
There may be times families from Argyll are asked to come to clinic in either Glasgow or Paisley, or to travel to these centres for education.
Western Isles Hospital
The diabetes team in Stornoway always make us welcome when we visit for one of our 4-monthly clinics. In between times, the local team carries out the reviews and education that is required for their families.