Criteria for referral to level 6 public hospital maternity service

  • Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes with any of the following complications:
    • retinopathy
    • nephropathy
    • end organ involvement.

Information to be included in the referral

Information that must be provided

  • History of type 1 diabetes
  • Details of any end organ involvement
  • Gestational age
  • All available assessments from endocrinologist, nephrologist and/or ophthalmologist.

Provide if available

Not applicable.

Additional comments

The Summary and referral information lists the information that should be included in a referral request.

Referral to a level 6 maternity service should be considered in the context of the local maternity service system. Referring clinicians should contact the closest level 5 maternity service to discuss options. 

Local or regional management is appropriate for gestational diabetes, type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes without end organ involvement. 

Referral to a level 6 public hospital maternity service is not appropriate for

Not applicable.