Many people would prefer to have a home visit from the podiatry team, as they feel it would be easier for them. However the podiatrist can see twice as many people during a clinic session compared to a home visit; this then reduces the time between your treatments and infection prevention is more effective in a clinical environment.
Who can have a home visit?
- People who are confined to bed permanently.
- People on 24 hour oxygen therapy and unable to leave the house.
- People with uncontrolled double incontinence.
- People who have end of life care.
If you are able to go to the doctors, supermarket, place of worship, hairdresser or visit friends, either by yourself or using your own transport arrangements, it is unlikely you will be eligible for a home visit.
All podiatrists wear identity badges. Please check a person’s identity before letting them into your home.
Please ensure that our staff can work easily and safely in your home.
In line with infection prevention, please could we request that pets, such as dogs and cats are kept in a separate room during podiatry treatments.
Please do not smoke in rooms where Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCFT) staff may be working for one hour prior to our visit and ensure adequate ventilation is provided during visits. If you and/or other occupants do not respect this, then your home visit could be cancelled.
BDCFT has a zero tolerance to any violence, aggression or verbal abuse towards staff that affects their safety, wellbeing or health.
Consult a podiatrist for advice
The podiatry administration office can be contacted on 01274 221165.
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