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Podiatry

Podiatry

Location and Contact

Facility: Blue Mountains Hospital

Address: Allied Health Department,  LOT 3 Woodlands Road, Katoomba NSW 2780

Phone: 02 4784 6663

Fax: 02 4784 6985

Referral Criteria

Patients who present with the following issues:

  • Active foot ulceration (ankle or below)
  • History of ulceration (ankle or below) within the last 2 years, now healed
  • Identified foot pathology and/or peripheral arterial disease and/or peripheral neuropathy (loss of protective sensation)
  • History of single lower limb amputation
  • Other chronic and complex health problem affecting ankle or below (eg. Rheumatoid arthritis with severe deformity, hx of osteomyelitis, gangrene, Charcot's arthropathy)

How to Refer

Referrals can be faxed to the podiatrist for review on 02 4784 6985

Referral Requirements and Pre Diagnosis

Patients will be deemed eligible upon strict screening and assessment. Those who do not meet the inclusion criteria will be discharge accordingly.

On occasion, the clinician may use their discretion to accept those who do not meet the above mentioned criteria.

Clinical / Service Exclusion:

  • No specified foot pathology (require general nail care/cutting only)
  • Full protective sensation
  • No signs of peripheral arterial disease
  • Person who has a current workers compensation or third party claim
  • Person eligible to receive services from a Department of Veteran Affairs service provider
  • Person residing in Group Home who is eligible for FACS/ADHC services
  • Person residing in Aged Care facility
  • Person receiving Home Care package level 3-4

Clinic Days

Speciality Clinic Day(s) of Clinic
Podiatry

Monday - All day

Every second Tuesday - All day

Documents to be completed

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Patient Information Brochures

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Thursday, 27 April 2017 2:08:31 PM