Podiatry outpatient service in CALHN
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.
Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)
Outpatient Department, Level 3F
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000
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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)
Allied Health Building (Ground floor)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
28 Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
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Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre
207 – 235 Hampstead Rd
Northfield SA 5085
Podiatry services are provided across all metropolitan local health networks, only patients who reside in CALHN catchment will be issued with an appointment.
Patients requiring immediate assessment (outside of business hours) should be sent to the Emergency Department.
We have Rapid Access (same day) appointments available Monday- Friday. These appointments are triaged based on clinical urgency.
Telehealth appointments are available as co-consult with a local clinician and the patient for those who are unable to attend face-to-face.
Complete the Podiatry High Risk Foot Service Referral Form (PDF 193KB), or send your own version to:
Email (*preferred): HealthCALHNPodiatry@sa.gov.au
Fax: (08) 7074 6247
Referrals should include:
- patient details - address, date of birth and contact phone number
- reason for referral
- relevant clinical history of the patient
- list of current medications
- current treatment regimen
- recent relevant test results – X-ray, pathology, Duplex US etc
- your details.
Referrals are triaged daily and allocated to services based on inclusion criteria.
Referrals are accepted from medical, nursing, and allied health.
- Foot wound deep to tendon/bone
- Foot wound in the absence of pedal pulses
- Foot wound not healing after 4 weeks of appropriate treatment
- Known or suspected acute Charcot neuroarthropathy
- Local (moderate) foot infection (e.g. cellulitis/osteomyelitis)
- Foot wound with no signs of clinical infection
- Ingrown nail in high-risk patient (non-infected)
Send to Emergency Department:
- Foot wound with systemic signs of illness (e.g. sepsis)
- Critical Limb Ischaemia
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are classified as at high risk of foot complications and therefore will be provided appointments for both active foot ulceration and preventive care. Access to an Aboriginal Health Practitioner is available on request to support culturally safe care within our service.
We do not provide ongoing services, general foot care or footwear provision. For access to these services please consider referral to:
- private podiatry (you can find a podiatrist on the Australian Podiatry Association website)
- the UniSA student clinic (08) 8302 2269
For further information or to discuss your referral please contact:
- High Risk Foot Coordinator: 0481 155 858
- Director of Podiatry – Cathy Loughry (via RAH switch)
- RAH Allied Health admin team: (08) 7117 3010
- QEH Podiatry admin team: (08) 8222 6621
- RAH Switch – ask to be directed to Podiatry: (08) 7074 4000