DFU referral list

STATE ORGANISATION Address Referral Criteria Key Contacts
ACT Canberra Hospital HRFS Yamba Dr,
Garran ACT 2605(02) 5124 0000https://www.health.act.gov.au/hospitals-and-health-centres/canberra-hospital
Patients can self refer into service – no GP referral required Medical Head of HRFS – Prof. Hardman
Podiatry Mgr – Kate Storer
Head of Tissue Viability Clinic – Ann-Marie Dunk
NSW Royal North Shore HRFS Reserve Road,
ST LEONARDS NSW 2065(02) 9926 7111https://www.nslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Hospitals/RNSH/
In order to be eligible for service, patients must have one or more of the  following medical conditions which place the lower limb at high risk:
Diabetes, Foot ulceration / cellulitis / warm oedematous foot, Partial or total foot amputation due to vascular / neurological complications, significant peripheral vascular disease (PVD or PAD), Rheumatoid arthritis with significant foot deformity, Neuroarthropathy, Peripheral neuropathy / neuropathic symptoms, Renal failure – chronic / dialysis, Spina Bifida, Transplant recipients, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
Patients must also live either in the  Lower North Shore, Ryde or Hunters Hill LGAs, or referred by the Brookvale Community Health Centre podiatry service.
Podiatry Mng – Annie Walsh
Feeder site – Brookvale Community Health Centre
NSW Royal Prince Alfred HRFS 6 West, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
MIssendon Road, Camperdown NSW 2050(02) 9515 5888http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/diabetes/
Patients residing within the Sydney Local Health District catchment area, or rural/regional patients without access to a comparable service, are encouraged to contact the RPA HRFS with any new foot ulceration, infection and acute / severe Charcot’s Neuroarthropathy. New patients are provided urgent access to treatment as required. Medical Head of HRFS – Prof. Stephen Twigg (Endo) –
HRF Coordinator – Anna Crawford
Jana Pinkova Vascular Surgeon attached to HRFC
NSW Liverpool HRFS Level 1, Clinic 112 Elizabeth St
Liverpool, NSW, 2170(02) 8738 8296http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au
unknown Director of HRFS – Mathew Malone
QLD Mater HRFS 41 Annerley Road
South Brisbane  Qld 4101(07) 3163 8111https://www.mater.org.au/
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Amy Jones (Podiatrist) and Prue Haslett (Podiatrist)
QLD Cairns Diabetes Centre – HRFC 65 Esplanade, Cairns City, QLD, 4870

(07) 42260000


unknown unknown
QLD Cairns Diabetes Centre 381 Sheridan Street
North Cairns QLD 4870(07) 4226 4636https://www.health.qld.gov.au/cairns_hinterland/html/cairns_north_diabetes
Tests include assessing feet for nerve damage, circulation problems and deformity.

Service includes the management of diabetic foot complications including ulceration and amputation.

HRFS Lead Podiatrist – Danielle Charles
Vascular Surgeon – Dr Christina Steffen
SA Northern Adelaide LHD HRFS
Lyell McEwin
Lyell McEwin Hospital
Haydown Rod
Elizabeth Vale, SA, 5112(08) 8182 9288
unknown Podiatry Mgr – Karen Nixon
SA Central Adelaide LHD HRFS
28 Woodville Road, Woodville 5011(08) 8222 7030http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/
The Central Adelaide Diabetes Service provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients living in the Central Adelaide Local Area Health Network with diabetes. GP or Health Care Professional referral required. Medical Head of HRFS – Prof. Robert Fitridge
Podiatry Mgr – Cathy Loughry
SA Southern Adelaide LHD HRFS
Flinders Medical Centre
Flinders Dr,
Bedford Park SA 5042(08) 8204 4884https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au 
unknown Podiatry Mgr – Rebecca Daebeler
TAS Devonport HRFS / NW Health http://outpatients.tas.gov.au/clinics/podiatry unknown Andrew Chappell – Podiatry Manager
TAS Royal Hobart Hospital HRFS 48 Liverpool Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000

(03) 6166 8308


A referral from treating doctor is required when seeking an appointment with a Diabetes Medical Specialist or the Podiatrist. Referral to the Diabetes Centre is not required if you seek education, support or resources from a Diabetes Educator, Dietitian or Social Worker. You will however need an appointment. Head of Podiatry – Pam Chen (also President of APP-HRFG)
VIC Royal Melbourne Hospital HRFS Level 4, West, 300 Grattan St
Parkville, Victoria, 3052(03) 98387 2217http://www.thermh.org.au/health-professionals/clinical-services/podiatry/diabetic-foot-unit
 – Needs to be diabetic
– can self-refer
We accept referrals for this service. The Direct Access Unit also welcomes phone enquiries to discuss potential referrals or an existing referral.
Medical Head of HRFS – A/Prof Paul Wraight (Endo)
Podiatry Mgr – Jane Jolley
Step-down sites – Essendon, ,
VIC Monash Health HRFS Monash Medical Centre
246 Clayton Road, Clayton VIC 3168                                                       (03) 9594 6666https://monashhealth.org/contact/monash-medical-centre/
unknown Podiatry Mgr – Gillian Butcher
Monash HRFC – Monday PM, Dandenong Wed AM
Step-down Thomas Street Dandenong – Shannon Creasey (one of the pods)
VIC Northern Health, HRFC Cooper St, Epping VIC 3076                                                                    (

03) 8405 8017


unknown Dr Katy Melrose                                                                         Head of Podiatry- Stephen Tucker
VIC Austin Health HRFC 300 Waterdale Rd, Heidelberg, VIC, 3081

(03) 9496 2444


unknown Head of Podiatry – Sam Hanna
WA Fiona Stanley MDFUC 11 Robin Warren Drive
Murdoch, WA, 6150(08) 6167 2912http://www.fsh.health.wa.gov.au/Our-services/Service-Directory/Podiatry
unknown unknown
WA Royal Perth MDFUC 197 Wellington Street
Perth, WA, 6000(08) 6477 5214https://rph.health.wa.gov.au/
Referrals can be faxed directly to the Podiatry Department: 6477 5188 or sent via Central Referrals ( Fax: 1300 365 056 Email:centralreferralservice@health.wa.gov.au) unknown
WA Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Hospital Avenue, Nedlands WA 6009

Phone: (08) 6457 3333


Foot ulcer &/or foot infection duration > 4 weeks, static or deteriorating or not responding to best practice.  Suspected or confirmed osteomyelitis in the foot, PAD or active Charcot foot.

Patients must live within the catchment area for the North Metropolitan Area Health Service.

Head of Department Vascular Surgery – Professor Shirley Jansen, Head of Department Podiatry – Dr Mendel Baba
WA Fremantle Hospital MDFUC Lvl 5, F Block, Alma St Hours: 1pm-4pm every second Thursday


All routine general referrals should be made through the Central Referral Service.

Fax: 1300 365 056
Central Referral Service
PO Box 3462
Midland WA 6056
Or via Secure Message (mMex) to: central@mmex.gsmhn.com.au

Appointments are prioritised based on clinical urgency. To enable us to swiftly process referrals, please provide patient’s medical history, medications, relevant pathology results and special needs.

Find more foot services here https://nadc.net.au/footforward/hrfs-clinic-list/