Podiatry

About us

We provide a range of services for both inpatients and outpatients, including podiatry, footwear prescription and foot health education. We cater for complex cases including patients at risk of amputation or the development of foot wounds due to diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, renal disease and/or related neuropathic conditions.

Our qualified and registered podiatrists help improve mobility and enhance independence by preventing and treating pathological foot problems and associated conditions.

This is achieved via assessment, diagnosis and treatment, based on agreed care plans including referrals to other disciplines as appropriate. Foot health education and an emphasis on prevention of foot problems are a key focus of our service.

Our main services include:

  • high-risk wound care and prevention, including a multidisciplinary foot ulcer clinic
  • annual foot neurovascular assessments and reviews for diabetic patients 
  • Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) – referrals via specialists/consultants only.

Information for Health Professionals

Contact

Position: Head of Department
Phone: +61 8 9431 2330
Fax: +61 8 9431 3699

Information for GPs

Referrals

Direct referrals from allied health within Fremantle Hospital and from outside are welcome, provided the referral is for a current patient of the hospital and the GP is aware of the referral.

Direct GP referrals are accepted. Referrals for new patients sent only to fulfil care plan requirements will not be accepted. Outpatient referrals require a referral on a Teaching Hospital Request Form or letterhead.

For more information about Fremantle Hospital podiatry services call 9431 2330 during working clinic hours 8.40am to 3.30pm.

Patient’s with the following criteria will need to be referred to Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Multi-Disciplinary Foot Ulcer Clinic (MDFUC):

  • Patients requiring tertiary level care for acute and chronic foot complications: 
    • Chronic foot ulcer >4/52 duration
    • Deteriorating foot ulcer of any duration
    • Suspected or confirmed OM
    • Suspected or confirmed active Charcot
    • Suspected or confirmed PAD
    • Sub-optimal diabetes control

Patients do not need a diabetes diagnosis. Any cause of P. Neuropathy is acceptable.

Urgent referrals from GP / NP /Silver Chain / Pod / external consultants are accepted directly via FSH.referrals@health.wa.gov.au.

The MDFUC team needs to be notified in these cases and will accept the referral if it meets the criteria.

Please also send a PDF of the referral to FSH.referrals@health.wa.gov.au to ensure it is quickly processed onto eReferrals.

For further information about Fiona Stanley Hospital MDFUC:
Phone: 6167 2912
Office: 6152 5631
Clinic 3 reception: 6162 5632
www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au

Training opportunities

We offer clinical placements to University of Western Australia Podiatric Medicine students and our staff provide lectures to UWA. We support continuing professional development programs in diabetes education and wound care.

Employment opportunities

The Staff Development Service provides a range of continuing education programs to support the learning needs of staff.

Contact us

Location: Level 2, B Block, Fremantle Hospital, Alma Street, Fremantle

Telephone: +61 8 9431 2330
Facsimile: +61 8 9431 3699

Operating hours

8.40am – 3.30pm, Monday to Friday

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