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Podiatry

 

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 (RAH) and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and regular care of inpatients at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre.

The service aims to identify patients at high risk of a lower limb complication such as 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.

Podiatrists

  • Cathy Loughry – Director
  • Megan McAuley – Senior Podiatrist

RAH Appointment location

Outpatient Department, Level 3F.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

Outpatient referrals to RAH

We accept GP, private specialist and other health professional referrals to this service. 

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency; waiting times will therefore vary depending on the urgency of the request. Patients requiring immediate assessment (outside of business hours) should be sent to the Emergency Department. We have rapid access appointments Monday- Friday.

To refer your patient, follow the outpatient service information, triage and referral guidelines, complete and fax a referral to us. 

For urgent referrals, consider contacting our speed dial via switchboard on 81592 or alternatively HealthCALHNPodiatry@sa.gov.au

We accept referrals for acute foot complications (category 1 and 2). Patients requiring care for category 3 will not be accepted. Please consider alternate services such an Enhanced Primary Care Plan or University of South Australia Podiatry Clinic.

CALHN Podiatry service information triage referral guidelines (PDF 229KB)

To ensure appropriate and timely triage, include all demographic and clinical details as well as relevant investigation results. 

If you are concerned about any delay of the appointment or if there is any deterioration in your patient’s condition, contact the service on (08) 7074 4000.

To make a referral:  

Fax: (08) 7074 6247

Telephone: 1300 153 853

Email: HealthCALHNPodiatry@sa.gov.au

            Cathy.Loughry@sa.gov.au

Podiatry services are provided across all metropolitan local health networks, only patients who reside in CALHN will be issued with an appointment.

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