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Diabetic Foot

The Croydon University Vascular Unit provides urgent and elective patient centered care for:

  • Patients with diabetic foot problems as part of the multidisciplinary Foot Protection Team

These services are provided at Croydon University Hospital by Mr Josh Derodra (Consultant Vascular Surgeon) and Miss Stella Vig (Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon).

Services will return to Purley Hospital when the refurbishment is complete in the summer of 2013.

We have a dedicated vascular inpatient ward and an active Chronic Wound and Amputation Prevention Centre. This unit houses the Vascular Ultrasound Department and physiotherapy centre.

We have established links with the diabetes team as part of the Diabetic Vascular Unit as well as podiatrists within the Diabetic Foot Protection Team. Our team includes two Consultants, two Specialist Registrars, three Senior House Officers, a Wound Care Specialist Nurse, Marie Wilson and is supported by dedicated vascular nursing staff led by Sister Helen Rafferty, dedicated vascular rehabilitation physiotherapists and the dietetic team.  

We offer surgical and radiological revascularisation with a multidisciplinary approach at our MDM with two dedicated vascular interventional radiologists.



Diabetic Footcare Activity Profiles

The Diabetes Footcare Activity Profiles have been developed to provide information on the inpatient care of people with diabetes who are admitted to hospital for a range of footcare conditions.

Each profile is available as a 5-page PDF report which can be easily downloaded and printed.

To find the report for Croydon use the online search facility here.

The profile for Croydon shows that we provide a service that has few amputations compared to the national average and also there are fewer inpatient stays for conditions that are secondary to diabetic foot complications.

Our average inpatient stay is higher and this may be because, with the above proactive case managment approach, we only admit to hospital people who have a more complex problem.


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