Foot service reaches the highest standards

Monash Health High Risk Foot Service has achieved the highest possible accreditation with the National Association of Diabetes Centres (NADC).

Our service is one of only two in Victoria and four in Australia to achieve this standard – and on our first attempt.

The accreditation means we now hold the title of NADC Centre of Excellence High Risk Foot Service.

“The assessors praised the standard and detail of our application, adding that we should be very proud of our team and the service,” said Gillian Butcher, Head of Podiatry.

Our team includes staff from Podiatry, Endocrinology/Diabetes, Vascular Surgery, Nutrition and Dietetics, Diabetes Education, and Infectious Diseases with other specialties included as required.

The service spans inpatients, outpatients and community-based Complex Care and manages patients with limb-threatening foot conditions, often with complications of diabetes and renal disease.

Multidisciplinary High Risk Foot clinics improve outcomes for patients with foot ulcers and reduce amputation rates, with all necessary clinicians and the patient contributing to a co-ordinated treatment plan.

With two clinics running weekly at Dandenong Hospital and Monash Medical Centre and daily Podiatry clinics we are able to see patients within 24-48 hours, ensuring this complex cohort of patients receives the best possible care in a timely manner.



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