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Podiatry

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Location of service


What the service does

Podiatrists assess, diagnose and treat people with problems that affect their:

  • feet
  • ankles
  • lower limbs

The service we provide includes:

  • nail surgery
  • managing foot-related problems for patients with the following conditions:
    • diabetes
    • vascular disease
    • cancer
    • arthritis and other disorders of the joints, muscles and ligaments
    • kidney disease
  • treating mechanical foot problems with special appliances or insoles
  • Integrated Clinical Assessment and Treatment Service (ICATS)

Feet, ankle and lower limb problems can be caused by a range of conditions, such as:

  • bone and joint disorders, for example arthritis
  • soft tissue and muscular pathologies
  • neurological and circulatory diseases
  • foot injuries and infections caused by sports and other activities

Who provides the service

We have podiatrists working in hospital and community settings. Hospital podiatrists work with a range of other services and manage foot problems related to acute complex conditions.

Community podiatrists provide a comprehensive foot health service in health centres.

How to access the service

In hospital, you can be referred to the podiatry service by medical staff for assessment and advice.

In the community, you can contact the service directly through the referral numbers listed below. You can also ask a GP, family member or other healthcare professional to do it for you.

  • North and West Belfast referrals: 028 9615 8100
  • South and East Belfast referrals: 028 9056 5565

Referral lines are open:

  • Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm
  • Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm

Location of service and contact details

Hospitals
  • Royal Victoria Hospital: 028 9615 7200
  • Belfast City Hospital:028 9615 7200
  • Mater Hospital: 028 9615 7200
  • Musgrave Park Hospital Footwear Clinic: 028 9615 1121
North and West Belfast
  • Beech Hall Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9063 9549 / 028 9063 9550
  • Carlisle Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9615 7575
  • Shankill Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9615 7575
South and East Belfast
  • Arches Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9615 8700
  • Bradbury Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9615 8700
  • Knockbreda Wellbeing and Treatment Centre: 028 9063 7517

Locations where this service is delivered