The podiatry department diagnoses and treats acute and chronic foot problems. This includes foot problems related to diabetes, acute/chronic ulcers, vascular insufficiency, neuropathy and rheumatology.
In-patient and out-patient treatment is available for people with acute/chronic foot wounds. All patients with foot ulceration should be referred to the podiatry department for assessment.
Routine palliative care of nails, in growing nails, general footcare and biomechanics (insoles) is not available but patients requiring this can be referred to their local community podiatry service as part of their discharge plan or by their GP.
Our podiatry services include:
- foot pathology assessment and diagnosis
- specialist wound care of the foot (ulcer clinic)
- weekly multidisciplinary acute foot care in joint clinics (vascular surgery, diabetes)
- daily outpatient clinics in Tauranga or Whakatāne.
- urgent referrals, to be seen within 48 hours.
Contact our podiatry team
Ph 07 579 296
- Tauranga main outpatients
- Whakatāne rehab/physio
Making an appointment
Patients must have a referral from a health professional.
Urgent diabetic/vascular ulcer referrals can be made directly to the department by fax or phone. Alternatively, referrals can be sent internally.