Did you know that there are more than 4,400 amputations every year in Australia as a result of diabetes? Around 85% of diabetes related amputations are preventable if wounds are detected early and managed appropriately.
Patients with diabetic foot ulcers have morbidity and mortality rates on par with aggressive forms of cancer. People with diabetes hospitalised for lower limb amputation have longer stays in hospital than other diabetes-related conditions. The average length of stay is around 26 days.
The statistics are overwhelming and they are climbing.
Diabetes Australia is raising a call to action to end diabetes related amputations within a generation. Click to watch their video campaign.
You can contribute to this campaign by raising community awareness so that people check their feet regularly. Too many Australians living with diabetes are missing out on vital foot checks because they aren’t aware of what they need to do to look after their feet.
It is essential to talk to diabetes patients about foot care, making sure they know the warning signs and when it is important to seek help.
You can learn more by visiting the HealthPathway for Diabetic Foot Screening.
For a list of all localised pathways see:
Mid and North Coast Localised Pathways
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Any AHPRA or AASW registered mental health practitioner providing services in the Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW.
Social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors are ineligible to list in the directory.
By listing, you will let GPs, other referrers and consumers know that you are practising in Mid North Coast and/or Northern NSW. You can provide information such as where you are located, the services you provide, the population groups you support and your clinical interests.
No, the directory is a free service provided by Healthy North Coast.
This directory enables you to provide real-time information about your availability to accept referrals, as well as how long people may have to wait for an appointment. You can update this information as your availability changes. This will help GPs and other referrers ensure they only refer clients to practitioners who have the capacity to see them.
It also has a range of advanced search options and supports printing and bookmarking of search results.
You can choose to display your email address and your phone number so that people can contact you directly. You may prefer not to display these, in which case people can contact you by completing an enquiry form located in the Directory. Your choices can be updated anytime.
You can indicate wait times for an appointment for a new client or that you are currently unable to accept new referrals. You can also choose whether to display or hide your contact details. You can update your choices at any time.
Yes, you can update your listing or remove it at any time by clicking the “update practitioner details” button on your listing. You will receive a secure website link to your nominated admin email that will enable you to make changes, delete or put your listing on hold. You can also show when you are taking extended leave or are not available for a specific period, rather than completely removing your listing.
We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date.
You will be responsible for managing the information in your listing and ensuring that it is up to date. You will also be asked to check the information before it is published in the directory.
We will also send you an email every three months (90 days) prompting you to check that your information is up to date so that the directory displays accurate information.