Our Podiatry service cares for people to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet, ankles and lower limbs.
One of the main aims of the Podiatry service is to prevent foot and lower limb amputations by identifying patients at high risk, and implementing appropriate management plans.
Post amputation or injury, we help the wound healing process, determine appropriate actions after you leave hospital and try to prevent re-admission.
We care for people who are in hospital, have been to hospital or need to come to hospital for:
- Diabetes-related foot problems
- Wound management, including ulcers, wound dressings and wound consultations
- Evaluate how you are standing and walking
- Padding and other pressure relieving devices to enhance wound healing
How to access this service
You need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your GP will fax your referral to the hospital. Once we receive the referral, we will send you a letter.
If there is a waiting list, you'll be advised what to do in your letter.
Referrals are current for 12 months from the date of issue, unless it is specified as "indefinite". Keep a copy of your referral, so you can easily ask your GP to renew your referral if you need to.
|Diabetic Foot||City Campus||Outpatients, Level 1 Centre||THU|
|Diabetic Foot Vascular||City Campus||Podiatry Reception, Level 1 West||THU|
|Podiatry||City Campus||Podiatry Reception, Level 1 West||MON, TUE, WED, FRI|
What to bring
Every time you come to hospital
Every time you come to hospital for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:
- Medicare card
- Health Care card (if you have one)
- Concession card (if you have one)
- Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
- Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
- X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
- Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
- Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)
For a clinic appointment
If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:
- Your appointment book
- Your letter
- Any special items listed on your letter
- TAC or Workcover claim number
In a medical emergency, call 000. If you are feeling unwell, see your local GP or go to your local hospital Emergency department for help.