Emergency footcare

Information on emergency footcare services:


Podiatry Department


Room 76 1829 Building Countess of Chester Health Park Liverpool Road  Chester CH2 1HJ


Telephone (01244) 385000


Office Opening Hours


Monday to Friday 09.00 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.00


What are Podiatry Emergency clinics?


They are clinics that patients who could quickly develop a serious condition because of a foot problem can attend and receive treatment without an appointment. We call these patients ‘high risk’.


Also, patients who need a dressing to be changed before their next allotted appointment can attend the clinics.


When and where are they?


The clinics open at 8.30am, start at 9.00am and finish at 10.45am


Stanney Lane Clinic Stanney Lane Ellesmere Port CH65 9AH  Telephone (0151) 350 3300 Open every Tuesday morning except for when Tuesday is a Bank Holiday


Fountains Health Centre, Delamere Street, Chester CH1 4DS. Telephone (01244) 385585 Open every Friday morning except when Friday is a Bank Holiday


Is there anything else I need to know about the clinics?  


 They operate on a first come first seen basis so attending the clinics can involve a wait.  Patients must check in at reception before 10.45am as patients who arrive after this time will not be seen.  Only patients meeting the emergency clinic criteria will be seen (see page opposite).   Only the emergency problem is treated.  Any one who is not registered with the podiatry department will have to complete an application form to see if they are eligible to receive NHS podiatry treatment.  Time is limited so please wear hosiery that can be easily removed.  Parking at the clinics may be limited.


What is the Emergency clinic criteria?


Problems that will be treated


 Ulcers  Ingrowing or inflamed toe nail(s)  Infected / inflamed corns or callus in high risk patients  Open wounds caused by injury  Infections of the foot high risk patients  Previously arranged post-operative care  Diabetic patients with normally insensitive (numb) feet that are painful 


Problems that will not be treated


 Foot assessments or non-emergency treatments   Routine treatment of corns or callus  Padding or strapping  Insole provision  Routine nail cutting  Thickened/deformed nails  Fungal infections of the skin or nail(s)  Verrucae  (All of the above also applies to newly diagnosed diabetics)


This criteria will be strictly adhered to and the clinician on duty will turn you away if your condition is not considered to be an emergency


To make a routine appointment please telephone 01244 385000