For Health Professionals

Podiatrists play an important role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb conditions. In the hospital setting, podiatrists work with a team of professionals to manage foot problems such as wounds / ulcers, infections or destructive joint disorders that place individuals at risk of amputation. Podiatrists are also involved in falls prevention and the treatment of muscle / tendon pathologies. Broadly, the aim of podiatry services is to preserve / improve mobility and thereby enhance patient wellbeing. 

Our Mission statement

To enhance wellbeing is our mission,
Through coordinated care of each foot condition.
Preventing amputation is our main goal,
Caring for each person as a whole. 


Our Services

High Risk Foot Clinic

The High Risk Foot Clinic provides specialised multidisciplinary care for people with active wound complications due to a number of complex medical conditions including diabetes mellitus and peripheral vascular disease. This clinic aims to reduce wound healing times, hospitalisations and amputation.

Hours: Monday 1.30pm – 5pm
Location: Ground floor, Daly Wing (Red Clinic), 35 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065
Phone: (03) 9231 3805
Fax: (03) 9231 3808


High Risk Foot Clinic (Allied Health)

Podiatry and Prosthetic and Orthotic clinicians work collaboratively to support treatment goals outlined by the multidisciplinary High Risk Foot team.

Hours: Thursday 9am – 12pm
Location: Ground Floor, Bolte Wing, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065
Phone: (03) 9231 3805
Fax: (03) 9231 3808


Outpatient Clinic

An outpatient clinic providing podiatric treatment to patients; attending medical and specialist clinics at St Vincent’s.   

Hours: Monday 9am – 12pm
Tuesday 9am-4pm
Friday 9am – 4pm
Location: Building F - Bolte Wing, Ground Floor, 14 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy 3065
Phone: (03) 9231 3805
Fax: (03) 9231 3808


Falls and Balance Clinic

The Falls and Balance clinic offers a comprehensive physical and medical examination for individuals at risk of, or who have experienced recent falls. 

Hours: Wednesday 9am – 12.00pm
Location: Ground Floor, St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101 
Phone: (03) 9231 8660
Fax: (03) 9231 8661
Email: Falls&BalanceClinic@svha.org.au


SACS Podiatry Clinic

An outpatient clinic providing podiatric treatment to patients; who are attending SACS and/or CRC services.

Hours: Wednesday, 1.30pm-4pm
Location: Ground Floor, St George’s Hospital, 283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
Phone: (03) 9231 8660
Fax: (03) 9231 8661


Inpatient service:

Podiatry treatment is prioritised to ensure those with a medical need have access to services. Priority is given to patients with pressure injuries and/or wounds on the foot/ankle. 

Service is available at the following sites:

  • St Vincent’s Hospital (acute and sub-acute), 41 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy 3065
  • St George’s Hospital (sub-acute), 283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101
  • Caritas Christi, 104 Studley Park Road, Kew 3101

Other Services

Residential care facilities 
Auburn House
98-100 Camberwell Road, Hawthorn East 3123 

Cambridge House
3 Cambridge Street, Collingwood 3066

Riverside House 
2 River Road, Richmond 3121

Domiciliary podiatry (Refer to Domiciliary Therapy) 

St George’s Hospital
283 Cotham Road, Kew 3101

Port Phillip Prison
Corner of Dohertys and Palmers Road, Truganina 3029

Referral Information

High Risk Foot Clinics

Who can refer?

  • St Vincent's Hospital medical teams

How to refer?

Referral letter (see template)
Fax: (03) 9231 3808

Eligibility

  • Foot ulceration
  • Charcot foot
  • Cellulitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Acute lower limb ischaemia

*Podiatry/ED referrals will be accepted however patients will be requested to obtain a GP referral prior to initial appointment


Outpatient Clinics

Who can refer?

  • General Practitioners
  • Staff Health Clinic
  • St Vincent's Hospital medical teams and Allied Health Staff

How to refer?

General Practitioners and Staff Health Clinic
Referral letter (see template)
Fax: (03) 9231 3808

St Vincent's Hospital medical teams and Allied Health Staff
Complete ‘Allied Health Referral Form’
Fax: (03) 9231 3808

Eligibility

  • Patients who have had a SVHM admission & require podiatric follow up for foot/wound care 
  • Patients attending SVHM medical &/or specialist 
  • Clinics
  • SVHM staff

Falls and Balance Clinic

Who can refer?

  • General Practitioners
  • External Health Professionals
  • St Vincent's Hospital medical, nursing and Allied Health staff

How to refer?

Referral letter (see template)
Fax: (03) 9817 5325

Eligibility

Individuals at risk of, or who have experienced recent falls.


SACS Podiatry Clinic

Who can refer?

  • Specialist SACS clinicians
  • Community Rehabilitation Centre clinicians
  • SVHM sub acute medical, nursing and Allied Health staff

How to refer?

Referral letter (see template)
Fax: (03) 9816 0661

Eligibility

  • Patients attending a SACS Specialist Clinic or any of the Community Rehabilitation Centres 
  • Patients who have had a recent SVHM sub acute admission & require podiatric follow up for foot/wound care

Inpatient Service

Who can refer?

  • St Vincent's Hospital medical, nursing and Allied Health staff

How to refer?

Via the Electronic Patient Journey Board (EPJB)

Eligibility

Patients attending SVHM day surgery and private hospital services are not eligible for service.

Patients will only be seen if there is a medical need for treatment.

Priority given to patients with:

  • an active foot/ankle wound
  • pressure injury
  • where treatment will prevent hospital admission or reduce length of stay 

Please note: appointments are free of charge however fees apply for medical appliances such as footwear and orthoses. 



Contact

Phone: (03) 9231 3493
Fax: (03) 9231 3805
Email: podiatry@svha.org.au