APC Clinic Calendar

In addition to our APC Clinics in Northmead, Alexandria, Tuggerah and Hunter – we attend offsite clinics to service Amputees across Australia. Please call the contact number listed next to your desired clinic to book.

 

Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital: Eldridge Road, Bankstown, NSW Australia

When: Monthly – Friday’s

Contact: 02 9722 8000

 

Braeside Hospital: Prairie Vale Road, Prairiewood, NSW Australia

When: As needed

Contact: 02 9616 8600

 

Darwin Amputee Clinic – Darwin Private Hospital: Rocklands Drive, Casuarina, NT Australia

When: Quarterly

Contact: 08 8920 6011

 

Gosford Private Hospital: Burrabil Avenue, North Gosford, NSW Australia

When: 2nd and 4th Thursday as needed

Contact: 02 4323 8105

 

Hornsby Amputee Clinic – Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Private Hospital: Palmerston Road, Hornsby, NSW Australia

When: 2nd Tuesday of the month

Contact: 02 4969 8700

 

Hunter Valley Private Amputee Clinic – Hunter Valley Private Hospital: Mawson Street, Shortland, NSW Australia

When: Last Tuesday of the month

Contact: 02 4969 8700

 

Liverpool Amputee Clinic – Liverpool Hospital: Goulbourn Street, Liverpool, NSW Australia

Amputee Clinic: Fortnightly – Monday’s

Physio Clinic (Enable patients only): Weekly – Thursday’s

Contact: 02 8738 3000

 

Macquarie Hospital: Wicks Road, North Ryde, NSW Australia

When:Weekly – Thursday’s

Contact: 02 9998 0051

 

Mt Wilga Amputee Clinic (Rehab Clinic) – Mount Wilga Private Rehabilitation Hospital: Rosamond Street, Hornsby, NSW Australia

When: As needed

Contact: 02 9847 5000

 

Port Macquarie Clinic: 2/2 Wrights Road, Port Macquarie, NSW Australia

When: Every 3 weeks – Thursday

Contact: 02 4969 8700

 

Prince of Wales Hospital: Barker Street, Randwick, NSW Australia

When: Weekly – Friday

Contact: 02 9382 5847

 

Royal North Shore Amputee Clinic – Royal North Shore Hospital: Reserve Road, St Leonards, NSW Australia

When: Monthly – as needed

Contact: 02 9926 7111

 

Royal Prince Alfred Amputee Clinic – Royal Prince Alfred Hospital: Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW Australia

When: Weekly – Thursday

Contact: 02 9515 6111

 

Sydney Children’s Hospital: High Street, Randwick, NSW Australia

When: Fortnightly – Wednesday afternoon (if needed)

Contact: 02 9382 1470

 

Tamworth Amputee Clinic – Tamworth Base Hospital: Dean Street, North Tamworth, NSW Australia

When: Every 3 weeks – Tuesday and Wednesday

Contact: 02 4969 8700

 

Wingham/Taree Amputee Clinic – Manning Hospital: York Street, Taree, NSW Australia

When: Fortnightly – Monday

Contact: 08 4969 8700

 

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead: Hainsworth Street, Westmead, NSW Australia

When: Fortnightly – Monday morning

Contact: 02 9845 2131  or  9845 0833

 

Westmead Amputee Clinic – Westmead Hospital: Darcy Road, Westmead, NSW Australia

When: 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

Contact: 02 8890 7800

 

Westmead Private Hospital: Mons Road, Westmead, NSW Australia

When: Quarterly

Contact: 02 8837 9000

 

Woy Woy Amputee Clinic – Woy Woy Public Hospital: Kathleen Street, Woy Woy, NSW Australia

When: Weekly – Wednesday

Contact: 02 4344 8446

 

Wyong Amputee Clinic – Wyong Public Hospital: Pacific Highway, Wyong, NSW Australia

When: Weekly – Wednesday

Contact: 02 4394 8188

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes and How it can Affect the Foot

Diabetes is a serious complex condition that can affect the entire body, more specifically we cover diabetic foot care and how it can affect you. Diabetes requires daily self-care and if complications develop, diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life and can reduce life expectancy. Your feet are at risk because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves in your feet, blood circulation, and infection. Having diabetes can increase your risk of foot ulcers and amputations. This damage is more likely if:

  • You have had diabetes for a long time
  • Your blood glucose levels have been too high for an extended period
  • You smoke – smoking causes a reduced blood flow to your feet, wounds heal slowly
  • You are inactive.

If your diabetic foot develops a wound this is known as an ulcer. If a diabetic foot ulcer is left untreated it can lead to an infection known as osteomyelitis inside the body/bone. Early and accurate diagnosis is necessary to ensure effective treatment and to reduce the likelihood of amputation. Improper diabetic foot care can increase the likelihood of amputation and is 15 times more common to occur in people with diabetes.

Diabetic Foot Care & What to Look out for

  • When you have diabetes, you need to take care of your feet every day
  • Daily care can prevent serious complications
  • Check your feet daily for changes or problems
  • Visit a podiatrist annually for a check-up or more frequently if your feet are at high risk

If you see any of the following- get medical treatment that *day*

  • Ulcer
  • Unusual swelling
  • Redness
  • Blisters
  • Ingrown nail
  • Bruising or cuts

If you see any of the following- get medical treatment within 7 days

  • Broken skin between toes
  • Callus
  • Corn
  • Foot shape changes
  • Cracked skin
  • Nail colour changes

Prosthetic Options

If you have had a partial foot amputation you can have a prosthesis custom made to suit your needs. This can also be called a ‘toe filler’ or bootie. The prosthetic device restores the anatomical shape of the foot and can be designed to reduce pressure and restore balance. Speak to your prosthetist about options best suited to you.

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