Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Drop-in foot clinic for diabetic patients launches November 18th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Drop-in foot clinic for diabetic patients launches Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is launching a drop-in foot clinic for diabetic patients. The pilot clinic will run on Monday mornings from 2 December 2013 for eight weeks. The clinic is specifically for diabetic patients who have a break in the skin, redness, swelling, pain or possible infection in the foot that they feel cannot wait to be seen. Tim Caslake, Podiatrist Team Leader, said: “We keep a close eye on our diabetic patients’ feet because there is often a link between the health of their feet and their blood sugar levels. “There can also be problems if cuts, redness, swelling, pain or infection in their feet are left for too long without treatment. By holding these drop-in sessions we hope to provide timely, efficient care and relief for the patient and possibly prevent a trip to the hospital.” The clincs are open to diabetic patients only and will be held on Monday mornings from 2 December 2013 to 20 January 2014 between 8.45am and 11am at Southport Centre for Health and Wellbeing in Houghotn Street. There is no need to book, simply turn up between 8.45am and 11am on the day. If the pilot is successful it is hoped the clinic be rolled out to other locations. Patients wishing to attend the clinic should bring a current list of medications. Attending the drop-in clinic will not affect the waiting time for future routine appointments. Related Comments comments!