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

Contact Information

Podiatry Clinic
Ambulatory Care Centre
Shellharbour Hospital
15-17 Madigan Boulevarde
Mt Warrigal NSW 2528
02 4295 2860

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 for Shellharbour Hospital or 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 outside of the Ambulatory Care Centre

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.