Childhood diabetes service

NHS Ayrshire & Arran's childhood diabetes service is based in University Hospital Crosshouse. It is predominantly for children with Type 1 diabetes up to school leaving age. We also care for children with Type 2 diabetes and CF related diabetes, and vulnerable young adults who have not reached the stage of moving on to the adult diabetes service yet.


The service consists of a team of professionals trained in paediatric diabetes including:

  • three paediatricians specialising in diabetes;
  • four paediatric diabetes specialist nurses; and
  • three dietitians and one clinical psychologist. 

Children's diabetes Clinics

  • University Hospital Ayr - Friday mornings Suite A, second and fourth Fridays of each month.
  • University Hospital Crosshouse - Wednesday mornings ward 1C, second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. 

Transition clinics (age 14yrs upwards)

  • University Hospital Ayr - diabetes Centre, afternoons on the second Tuesday each month.
  • University Hospital Crosshouse - Diabetes day centre, afternoons on the third Wednesday of each month. 

Contact details 

  • Nurses: 01563 826010
  • Administration (secretary): 01563 825764 
  • To re-arrange appointments: 01563 826496 
  • University Hospital Crosshouse 01563 521133

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