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Podiatry and High Risk Foot Service - Hornsby Hospital

Podiatry Department,

Ground Floor, Building 14,

3-7 Derby Rd,

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Hornsby

2077

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Podiatry and High Risk Foot Service - Hornsby Hospital

General enquiries: (02) 9485 6116

Fax number: (02) 9485 6021

Email: [email protected]

Additional contact information:

If you are under 65 years old or have an urgent referral such as current foot ulceration, infection or acute Charcot's Neuroarthopathy please call (02) 9485 6116.

If you are aged over 65 you will be required to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request access to this service.

A service also exists at the following community health centres with varying hours and days:

  • Berowra Community Health Centre - 123 Berowra Waters Road, Berowra, NSW, 2082.
  • Brooklyn Community Health Centre - Corner Brooklyn and Dangar Roads, Brooklyn, NSW, 2083
  • Galston Community Health Centre - 17 Arcadia Road, Galston, NSW, 2159
  • Pennant Hills Community Health Centre - 5 Fisher Avenue, Pennant Hills, NSW, 2120
  • Wiseman's Ferry Sunshine Club - 5550 Old Northern Road, Wisemans Ferry, NSW, 2775

Monday - Thursday: 08:00 - 16:30

 What we do

We treat people who are at high risk of developing foot problems.

We perform general treatment and wound care for problems such as toe nails, corns, wounds and infections.

We see people for biomechanical assessment for mechanical problems such as flat feet, bunions, heel spurs, joint pain or conditions requiring orthoses or inner soles.

We perform nail surgery.

We see and treat people who meet the following high risk medical criteria:
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
Aboriginality

 

 What to bring

if you have recent relevant pathology, x-rays or other imaging, please bring them with you.

 When to visit us

To access this service you must be referred from your GP, the letter must clearly state how you meet the high risk eligibility criteria.

Podiatry services are offered if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Aboriginality


If you are aged over 65 you will be required to contact My Aged Care on 1800 200 422 to request access to this service, unless you have an urgent referral such as current foot ulceration, infection or acute Charcot's Neuroarthopathy.

 How to visit us

Turn onto Palmerston Road from Edgeworth David Avenue. The Emergency entrance is just after the Burdett Street Intersection on the right. The Multi-storey carpark is further along after the Northcott Road junction.

Transdev bus 575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from Hornsby and Turramurra railway stations. This picks up and sets down at the front of the Hospital on Palmerston Road. There are no buses to the Hospital from Waitara Station.

The closest railway stations are Hornsby and Waitara. Hornsby is accessible via both the main Northern Line and the North Shore Line. Waitara is on the North Shore Line. Transdev bus service #575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from these stations.

From Hornsby Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.8km. If you wish to walk please note there are a number of hills. Exit the station on the George Street side via the pedestrian overpass.
From Waitara Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.5km. Exit the station on the Alexandria Avenue side. This walk is reasonably flat.

Hornsby Hospital has a multi-storey car park that offers 500 spaces and is located at Gate 2 (Palmerston Road). This carpark provides access for all areas across the campus.

Parking fees apply across the whole hospital in accordance with the NSW Health's hospital car parking fees policy and can be accessed here. Concessional rates apply to those who are eligible.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park and also on Lowe and Palmerston Roads, though street parking availability is very limited. Your valid disabled parking permit must be displayed in your car at all times. Please do not park in restricted parking areas; you could be blocking access to emergency services.

 Referral information

GP referral

 Other information

Is there a cost to patients to attend the clinic?

no

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