Podiatry helps people with medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower leg.
This can include:
The Podiatry Department sees people at Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital, Williamstown Hospital and Hazeldean.
We also see people who are not in hospital at our clinic at Western Hospital Footscray.
We see people to try and help:
Prevent pressure injuries
Manage foot conditions such as ulcerations and infections
Improve the healing of wounds
We see people in most areas of the hospital including:
Geriatric Evaluation & Management
Community Based Rehabilitation
Transition Care Program
The Podiatry department only accepts outpatient referrals from other Western Health outpatient clinics. We do not accept referrals from GPs.
The Diabetes Foot Service (DFS) is a specialist service for people needing management of chronic foot wounds and/or amputations because of diabetes. The DFS sees people in hospital and in the community. We will accept referrals from GPs, specialists, health professionals and the Royal District Nursing Service.
The department is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm.
There are podiatrists at Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital and Williamstown Hospital.
The Podiatry Department has a commitment to evidence-based clinical practice and continued professional development.
The podiatry department is proactive in its involvement in quality improvement and research activities.
Current areas of interest include:
Interdisciplinary foot wound management in the inpatient setting
Total Contact Casting techniques
Renal foot health
Podiatric involvement in stroke rehabilitation
All enquiriesPhone: 8345 6922/ 0466 487 727Fax: 8345 6529Email: [email protected]