The Department of Podiatry in Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN) is a specialist unit focusing on preventing foot and lower limb amputations in patients with complex medical conditions.
The service provides daily inpatient and outpatient clinics at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and regular care of inpatients at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.
The service aims to identify patients at high risk of amputation and implement an appropriate management plan with an inter-disciplinary focus. Care is provided to those patients with post-amputation sites, active ulceration, infection and structural deformities of the foot and ankle. The service endeavours to optimise wound healing, reduce hospitalisations, facilitate suitable discharge and prevent readmission.
Podiatry is the primary contact for the Multidisciplinary Foot Clinic. This clinic has an alternate week diabetes focus. Within CALHN our High Risk Foot service has achieved national accreditation with the National Association Diabetes Centres.
Clinics operate on a daily basis across both sites.
Please view the Podiatry outpatient service in CALHN web page for more information.
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
Referral from your GP
You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.
Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length.
If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.
Please refer to the information sheets on this page for information regarding the outpatient service.