Podiatry Foot Wound Clinic - Wollongong Diabetes Centre


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 diabetes and 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 diabetes and 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

Illawarra Diabetes Service
Level 2, 304 Crown Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
1300 308 969

Podiatry Clinic held 2-3 days per week

Phone: 1300 308 969 (Monday – Friday business hours)

How to get there, including by public transport

Either by car, train or bus services are available

Car parking

Short period car parking can be found on Railway Parade and Denison Street

Advice for disabled in getting to the service

Disability car parking can be found on Crown Street

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.