Diabetes Foot Service
The Western Hospital (Footscray) Diabetes Foot Service (DFS) provides high risk assessment and management to patients with diabetes related foot complications in the Western Region.
Click here for specific access and referral criteriaand requirements.
Please note referrals that do not contain the minimum investigations outlined above will be returned with a request for more information. Referrers have 30 days to respond to a request for more information otherwise the referral will not be accepted.
Patients with a foot wound but without a diagnosis of Diabetes
Referrals for routine diabetic foot checks
Patients with resolving ulcerations
Patients requiring footwear and/or orthotics not related to an active foot wound
Patients in residential aged care facilities (if required refer to relevant medical/surgical Western Health outpatient clinic)
Septic patient or acutely unwell patient due to foot infection
Critical lower limb ischemia with necrosis, pain or ulceration
Suspected acute limb ischaemia
Rapidly deteriorating ulceration/necrosis
MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to the named Head of Unit.
See here for information on how to refer and general contact information:
Fax referrals to 8345 6856.
Please contact the DFS on 8345 7356 or the DFS Coordinator on 0466 48 77 27 if you would like to discuss a referral