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
  • hyperinsulinism
  • 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?

New patients

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).

Catchment area

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:

  • paediatricians
  • 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.

Referral instructions

Patients are usually seen by a local diabetes team before being referred to the Queensland Children’s Hospital Endocrinology Department for a second opinion.

Urgent referrals
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

Emergency referrals
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
e: lcchendo@health.qld.gov.au

Useful links

Diabetes Queensland
National Diabetes Services Scheme

Our team



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

This service is available at

Medical (3c)
Queensland Children’s Hospital

Level 3
501 Stanley Street
South Brisbane
QLD 4101
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Contact details

Contact the Endocrinology Department via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111
e: qchendo@health.qld.gov.au

Operating hours

Monday to Friday, 8am–4.30pm.

Related services

Gender Clinic and Statewide Service


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