Footwear Service

The Footwear Service provides stock, modular and bespoke footwear to patients who are considered at risk or are deemed to have a clinical need for specialist footwear. These are defined as follows:

Stock - No adaptations
Modular - A stock shoe with adaptations
Bespoke - Individual shoe made from patient specific last

General ability aids and appliances are also supplied through the service including splints, support corsets, trusses and braces.

The service is based at Antrim Area Hospital and Coleraine Community Clinics. It can be accessed by referral from GPs, consultants, podiatrists or AHPs The referral is made for assessment only and the shoes will be provided if deemed necessary following the assessment and based on clinical need.

The service aims to improve patient mobility and quality of life, decrease risk of foot ulceration and maintain independence. To do this, podiatry staff work in partnership with staff in acute hospitals, the orthotist and the service user.

Contact details
Podiatry Services
Coleraine Community Clinics
Castlerock Road
BT51 3HP
Tel.No. 028 7034 4831

Footwear Service
Antrim Area Hospital
Steeple Road
BT41 2RL
Tel: 028 9442 4000 ext 2825

Related links
Podiatry Services

Page last updated:02 December 2014