COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Health Information

Public Health Announcement regarding COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) from The Foot & Ankle Clinic Pty Ltd.

The Australian Minister for Health, The Hon Greg Hunt MP has confirmed that all Allied Health businesses including Podiatry can remain open and is urging all people with chronic health conditions to not neglect their regular health care and to continue to see their general practitioner or specialist about the management of their conditions.

Therefore The Foot and Ankle Clinic will continue to remain open for all individual Podiatry health care services during this time whilst ensuring we apply all necessary health and safety precautions to protect visitors and staff alike.

Some of the ways we can do this is by you choosing to access our expertise in the following:

Foot and Ankle injuries – sprains, strains, blisters and fractures.

  • We can assess your injury and refer you directly for bulk billed XRays and ultrasounds
  • We have a full size stock of “moon boots” and pressure relief appliances
  • We are foot, ankle and lower limb experts and can advise you on acute care and rehabilitation of your injury.

Ingrown and painful toenails

  • Please attend the Podiatrist for treatment of your ingrown toenail and prevention of infection

Diabetic Wound management

  • All our podiatrists are trained in high risk wound care.

Please consider using our services at this time, rather than using our public hospital emergency department.

Whilst we have implemented new measures within our clinics we do expect all patients, for the sake of their own safety and for the safety of others, to maintain the highest level of compliance with hygiene and social distancing recommendations at all times, this may include waiting outside and or in isolation in consult rooms. For your convenience, we provide the links below and ask that you take every precaution to adhere to the public health warnings in relation to risks and symptoms.

We ask that you take special caution when returning from overseas travel to high-risk areas and ask that you contact us to reschedule your appointment if you suffer cold/flu-like symptoms or have visited a high-risk country within the last 14 days.

If you have any concerns regarding your upcoming appointment or need to contact us for any other reason please phone our clinic.

Occasionally we experience some issues with our phones due to the increased internet usage due to the COVID-19 situation which can cause the call to fail or the line to be congested. Should you experience this inconvenience please email us via info@thefootandankleclinic.com.au with your name, best contact number and the clinic you wish to contact and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

We are currently exploring all options to ensure TFAAC can provide ongoing care and will keep you updated in regards to this as we continue through these uncertain times.

Finally, we want to reassure all our clients that as an organization The Foot and Ankle Clinic takes your health seriously and is being proactive and taking all necessary and recommended precautions in relation to COVID- 19.

On behalf of the entire FAAC Team, we thank you for trusting us with your Podiatry care and appreciate your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

Links for more information:

What is “Coronavirus”:
https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov#what-is-coronavirus-covid19

Latest Updates:
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

 

 

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