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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 High Risk foot team is diverse and patients can expect to have interdisciplinary care targeted at addressing their foot condition. The team includes Podiatrist, Endocrinologist, Vascular Surgeon, Infectious Diseases Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Diabetes Nurse Educator, Orthotist, Psychologist and Dietitian. We work in partnership with patients to undertake a thorough assessment, provide a diagnosis and goal-orientated 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.
Referrals should include a comprehensive medical history including medical problems, alerts, allergies, medications, recent investigations, imaging and test results.
Find out more about referring your patient.
Our preferred mode of referral is via email.
Urgent referrals including those at risk of imminent risk of limb loss or amputation should be directed to attend the Emergency department urgently. This may include patients: