The Diabetes nursing team aim to promote independence and self-management of people with diabetes as much as possible by increasing knowledge of the condition, how best to control it and reduce the risks of complications. Also knowing when and how to ask for help with any problems that may arise.
Ormskirk Diabetes Centre, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AZ
t: 0300 247 0011
We are Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Nurse Educators who are currently based in Ormskirk Diabetes Centre (home visits are available for housebound patients). We work alongside the dietitian, GPs, Practice nurses and Diabetes consultants to ensure a comprehensive service for Diabetes.
All our appointments are booked in advance and we are not a drop-in service, however we can provide telephone advice, (please note there will not always be a diabetes nurse on the premises).
Diabetes Structured Education is provided from the Diabetes centre at venues around the West Lancashire area. This is for both newly diagnosed and for more established patients, both in a group format and on a one to one basis. Referral for this is usually from your GP or Practice nurse.
Contact information if you are worried about your condition:
Ormskirk Diabetes Nurses – 01695 588 177
Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm, except bank holidays.
Answer phones will be in place in busy times and out of hours. Please leave a message as they are checked regularly throughout the day.
You can also ring Diabetes UK Careline – 0845 120 2960, or NHS 111.