Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD) High Risk Foot Services identify and manage high-risk diabetic feet.

The Royal North Shore High Risk Foot Service is one of two in NSLHD, with the other based at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital.  Referrals to the Royal North Shore service can be made for people living in the Lower North Shore, Ryde or Hunters Hill LGAs, as well as residents of the southern part of the Northern Beaches who have been referred by the Brookvale Community Health Centre podiatry service.

The goal of these services is to reduce hospitalisation and foot amputation for people experiencing diabetic foot disease. The service involves podiatry, microbiology, orthotics, physiotherapy, endocrinology, vascular and orthopaedic surgery.

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Eligibility

In order to be eligible for our service, patients must have one or more of the  following medical conditions which place the lower limb at high risk:

  • Diabetes
  • Foot ulceration / cellulitis / warm oedematous foot
  • Partial or total foot amputation due to vascular / neurological complications
  • Significant peripheral vascular disease (PVD or PAD)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis with significant foot deformity
  • Neuroarthropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy / neuropathic symptoms
  • Renal failure – chronic / dialysis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Transplant recipients
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander

Patients must also live either in the  Lower North Shore, Ryde or Hunters Hill LGAs, or referred by the Brookvale Community Health Centre podiatry service.

Referral

To be eligible for our services, patients require a referral letter from their GP, clearly stating how they meet the above eligibility criteria.

See the High Risk Foot Service Referral Map

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Ambulatory Care, level 3, Acute Services Building, Royal North Shore Hospital, Reserve Rd St Leonards NSW 2065

Finding Us: The High Risk Foot Service is located in the ambulatory care centre on the ground floor (level 3) of the Acute Services Building at Royal North Shore Hospital.

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08:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday

Intake/ Referral/Clinical Coordination: via Reception on 02 9463 1400

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02 9463 1400