Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes appointed Centre for Excellence
Pictured: Members of the St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes.
St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne's Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes has successfully been appointed as a Centre for Excellence by the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).
The NADC Centre of Excellence Standards and Accreditation program assesses and measures organisations against a robust set of national standards in diabetes care, which are underpinned by the principles of chronic disease management.
Currently, only six hospitals in Australia hold a Centre for Excellence Award, which recognises diabetes services that maintain the highest standard of care in Australia and influence and drive improvement in diabetes care nationally and internationally.
Professor Richard MacIsaac, Director of Endocrinology and Diabetes, said the award reflects the high level of clinical care and world-leading research that the department delivers.
“Congratulations to the Endocrinology and Diabetes team for receiving this excellent recognition,” said Prof. MacIsaac.
Alongside delivering excellent clinical care via in-patient and outpatient services, the department plays a key role in the Australian Centre for Accelerating Diabetes Innovations – a endeavour led by the University of Melbourne.
With an affiliated centre located at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, the centre aims to deliver innovative interventions for timely diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
The award was formally acknowledged in August during the Australian Diabetes Conference in Brisbane.