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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:
Find out more about clinic times and bookings in Specialist Clinics.
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.
When you come to hospital for your appointment, you need to bring:
We accept referrals from all community-based health care providers including community podiatrists, GPs, and specialists.
Refer your patient to Samantha Hanna, Podiatry & High Risk Foot Service Manager.
Find out more about referring your patient.
Our preferred mode of referral is via email.