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Podiatry (High risk foot)

 

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.

Useful links for further information

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