Podiatry - Port Kembla Hospital


What the service is

Outpatient Clinic

What we do

  • Wound care, including wound debridement, dressing, offloading and immobilisation
  • Wound care for surgical foot wounds eg after amputation
  • Management of acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy 
  • General podiatry care and advice for high risk feet, 
  • Diabetic foot assessments

What to expect

Priority is given to clients with a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or a history of foot/lower limb ulceration.

At your first appointment the podiatrist will assess you and provide advice about future care, which may include recommending alternate podiatry services.
Initial appointments are generally 60 mins, follow-up appointments for 30 mins

Who should access this service

  • A client who has a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or Charcot arthropathy 
  • A client who has  a history of previous ulceration, amputation or Charcot arthropathy
  • A client who has peripheral neuropathy or peripheral vascular disease and foot deformity or other factors which affect self-care ability and is unable to access private podiatry.
  • A client who has high podiatric needs and is unable to access private podiatry services

How to access this service

Referral from a GP or other health service provider is helpful but not essential

What to bring

  • list of medications, 
  • medical history, 
  • any relevant recent blood tests, 
  • any relevant recent imaging results, 
  • the footwear you wear most of the time

Contact Information

Podiatry Clinic
Port Kembla Hospital
89-91 Cowper Street
Warrawong NSW 2502
02 4223 8033

Monday to Friday
Business hours

How to get there, including by public transport

Either by car or bus services are available.

For more information on transport options visit NSW Public Hospital Parking and Directions website or download the HosPark App from App Store or Google Play.  

Car parking

Available on site

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

Disabled parking spaces are available at Port Kembla Hospital

Additional information

If the ulcer or infection deteriorates while you are on the waiting list, please present to your local GP or Emergency Department

Our Staff

Head of Discipline - Podiatry

Fiona Leo is the Podiatry Head of Discipline for ISLHD.  She has over 20 years’ experience and leads a small team of dedicated podiatrists providing podiatry treatment, including wound care, across the District. Most of the ISLHD podiatry services are provided in the outpatient or community setting.