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High Risk Foot Service

High Risk Foot Service

We care for and treat patients with complex foot ulcers and active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy).

What we do

The High Risk Foot Service provides assessment and treatment for individuals with complex ulcers affecting the feet and active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy).

The High Risk Foot Service can help patients with:

  • Diabetic foot ulceration
  • Foot ulceration of unknown cause
  • Active Charcots foot (neuroarthropathy)
  • Pressure injuries of the foot

Find out more about clinic times and bookings in Specialist Clinics.

What to expect

Patients can expect to receive either a clinic-based or telehealth appointment with the High Risk Foot Service team.

Our team includes an endocrinologist, podiatrist, orthotist, psychologist and diabetes nurse educator. We work in collaboration with Vascular Surgery and the Infectious Diseases Unit. We work in partnership with patients to provide a thorough assessment, diagnosis and goal-oriented treatment plan.

Patients are welcome to invite a family member or carer to be present to help answer any questions.

Patients receive ongoing written and verbal correspondence to their referrer and GP regarding their individual needs.

What to bring

When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health care card/concession card (if applicable)
  • Private health insurance details (if applicable/if you want to use it)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results or reports
  • Medicines you need to take while you are here
  • List of medicines you are currently taking (or the boxes) including herbal supplements and vitamins
  • Glasses, hearing aid, walking frame (if applicable)
  • Your blood glucose meter and log book

Referrals

For patients

We accept referrals from all community-based health care providers including community podiatrists, GPs, and specialists.

For health professionals

Refer your patient to Samantha Hanna, Podiatry & High Risk Foot Service Manager.

Find out more about referring your patient.

For community referrers

Our preferred mode of referral is via email.

Email: info.podiatry@austin.org.au

Contact us

Podiatry

Phone: 03 9496 2017

Fax: 03 9496 2409

Email: info.podiatry@austin.org.au

Manager

Samantha Hanna
Podiatry & High Risk Foot Service Manager

Location

Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital
190 Banksia St, Gate 10
Ivanhoe, VIC

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