Northern Sydney Local Health District Podiatry Services treat people at high risk of developing foot problems. The goal of our service is to prevent hospitalisation and foot amputation. Appointments are only available to those who have been assessed as having the greatest clinical need and are at risk of serious foot complications. Services available include vascular and neurological assessment, care of skin and nails, nail surgery, wound care, footwear assessment and advice, biomechanical assessment and provision of orthoses.

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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

Patients must also live within Hornsby or Ku-ring-gai Local Government Areas. Whilst all patients who meet our eligibility criteria will be able to access our services, appointment duration and frequency will be determined by level of risk and clinical need, determined after assessment by our podiatrists.

Referral

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

Patients aged under 65 and urgent cases as listed below, can access the service directly by phoning 9485 6116.

Patients aged 65 or older will be required to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request access to services.

Urgent cases

Patients with current foot ulceration, infection or acute Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy will be prioritised for urgent attention – please phone 9485 6116.

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Podiatry Department
Wiseman’s Ferry Community Health Centre,
5550 Old Northern Road
Wisemans Ferry NSW 2775

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8am to 4.30pm, Wednesday every six weeks 

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​Centre direct number: 02 4566 4423