Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital
King Edward Avenue, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 6EB
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm
Clinical services are provided from the podiatric day surgery unit in Herne Bay and at Foster Street Clinic in Maidstone, ME15 6NH.
Who we are
We specialise in foot and ankle surgery; we are a branch of podiatry. We tailor each treatment to the specific needs of that person.
We encourage each person to have an active role in their treatment. Many problems can affect the foot and ankle and this can have a negative effect on a person’s daily life.
We aim to tailor each treatment to the specific needs of a person and allow each person to have an active role in their treatment.
What we do
We surgically manage foot and ankle problems. Some of these problems can be found in Common foot conditions. Podiatric surgery provides surgical and non-surgical treatment of the foot and ankle. The department works closely with specialties, including podiatric bio-mechanics and physiotherapy.
Treatment, like many other musculoskeletal problems often involves a multi-disciplinary approach. We offer a full range of surgical procedures, which can be carried out on a day care basis. If surgery is required, it is often performed under local anaesthetic, but general anaesthetic is also available.
The department is equipped with a portable x-ray machine and an ultrasound machine, which are used for guided steroid injections, as well as intraoperative imaging.
Many problems can affect the foot and ankle and this can have a negative effect upon a person’s quality of life and daily living activities.
How do you use this service?
A foot problem needing a surgical opinion and correction would be referred by the GP or from the podiatry service.
This service is commissioned for Ashford, Canterbury, South Kent coast, Swale, Thanet and west Kent.