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.
Podiatry Foot Wound Clinic - Shellharbour Hospital
What the service is
Outpatient Podiatry Service (Foot Wound 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
When to access this service
If you have a foot wound or foot infection or acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy
What to expect
Priority is given to clients with a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy.
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 up to 90 mins, follow-up appointments for 30-60 mins
Who should access this service
A client who has a current foot/lower limb ulceration, or acute Charcot Neuroarthropathy
How to access this service
Referral from a GP or Health Professional is helpful but not essential. Clients who don’t meet the admission criteria will be advised of alternate services
What to bring
- list of medications,
- past medical history,
- any relevant recent blood tests,
- any relevant recent imaging results,
- the footwear you wear most of the time
Ambulatory Care Centre
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde
Mt Warrigal NSW 2528
Monday to Friday
How to get there, including by public transport
Either by car or bus services are available.
For more information on transport options for Shellharbour Hospital or visit NSW Public Hospital Parking and Directions website or download the HosPark App from App Store or Google Play.
Available on site.
Advice for disabled in getting to the service
Disabled parking spaces are available outside of the Ambulatory Care Centre
If the ulcer or infection deteriorates while you are on the waiting list, please present to your local GP or Emergency Department