Podiatry outpatient service
The Department of Podiatry in Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) is a specialist unit focused on the prevention of foot and lower limb amputations in patients with complex medical conditions. The service provides daily inpatient and outpatient services at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, and regular care of inpatients at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
Podiatry is the primary contact for the Multidisciplinary Foot Clinic which operates weekly at both the Queen Elizabeth and Royal Adelaide Hospitals.
The RAH is the triage hub for all Podiatry and Multidisciplinary Foot Clinic and Telehealth Foot Service referrals.
See Podiatry outpatient service in CALHN for referral forms and more information.
TELEHEALTH FOOT SERVICE
Make a deadly choice. Healthy feet – healthy you.
The Telehealth Foot Service is a culturally responsive high risk multi-disciplinary Telehealth Foot Service, aiming to support patients, their family/carers, and community health providers living in regional, rural, remote and isolated locations in the management of acute diabetes related foot complications in order to reduce lower limb amputations.
How the telehealth service works
The Telehealth Foot Service specifically allows for:
- Timely assessment/triage of patients with current foot ulceration/problem
- Early access to specialist high risk foot services for health professionals and patients in regional, isolated, rural/remote areas
- Discharge planning/follow up care from acute hospitalisation
- Support for primary health clinicians managing foot complications
For more information about this service, watch the Telehealth Foot Service webinar.
The Telehealth Foot Service aims to establish ongoing care with the local health care service. We can provide input when local services are not available or cannot be provided in a timely manner.
Due to the nature of foot disease, a healthcare professional will need to be present during the consult to assist with manual assessments such as dressings and or wound treatment.
Appointments at RAH
Outpatient Department, Level 3F. Royal Adelaide Hospital Port Road SA 5000
Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.
Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.
- CALHN Specialist outpatient clinics FAQs (PDF 255KB)
- CALHN Outpatient Clinic Appointments patient information and responsibilities (PDF 244KB)
Useful links for further information
Fax outpatient referrals to us
We accept GP, private specialist and other health professional referrals.
To access the department, a written referral is required prior to an appointment being issued. Referrals are triaged based on information provided in the written correspondence. Waiting times will therefore vary depending on the urgency of the request. As podiatry services are provided across all metropolitan local health networks, only patients who reside in the CALHN will be issued with an appointment.
Referral Management Hub
Telephone: 1300 153 853
Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Internal inpatient referrals should be made through the EPAS portal.
Speed dial (for urgent matters only):
- 81592 (internal on call),
- 73012 (internal appointment queries).