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Departments

Podiatry

The PODIATRY service sits within the Continuing Care CSU, reporting to Debbie Munro, Ambulatory and Allied Health Manager.
The Podiatry Team is based at Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, Outpatients (Tobruk) building, room 17, ext 2017.
The Podiatry staff are highly skilled and experienced part-time clinicians (Total EFT 1.6) who operate targeted services at Austin Health including:
SPECIALIST FOOT ULCER AND CHARCOT's CLINICS
DIABETIC FOOT COMPLICATIONS / WOUND CONSULTING SERVICE

THE SPECIALIST FOOT ULCER AND CHARCOT's CLINICS ARE INTERPROFESSIONAL WITH A FOCUS ON EVIDENCE-BASED OUTPATIENT MANAGEMENT AND CARE-PLANNING FOR PATIENTS AT RISK OF LOWER EXTREMITY AMPUTATION and at risk of admission to hospital due to their foot condition.

Specialist Clinic referrals should be from the patients Local Medical Officer or treating Clinician/Specialist; with complete current medical and podiatric history and medications; including relevant pathology and imaging/investigation reports (or discharge summary).
Referrals can be faxed to 9496 2490

The Wednesday Clinics are supported by the Vascular Team of Consultants and Registrars

The Friday Clinic is a co-consulting clinic with an Endocrinology Consultant and Registrar, to enable holistic management (and emergent treatment where necessary) by the team.

 

A limited inpatient service is provided for those patients admitted to hospital:

1. with a foot ulcer

2. at risk of clinical deterioration due to their foot condition

3. with a foot conditon that is impacting discharge

STAFF

Julie A. Miller, Manager  julie.miller@austin.org.au

Jane Tennant, Consulting Podiatrist

Merrilee McClelland, Consulting Podiatrist

Simon Smith, Consulting Podiatrist