Here to help with non-healing wound care
It is not uncommon for patients who have undergone complex procedures or have suffered injuries to have wounds that are difficult to heal. This is especially true for people, as they get older.
Our specialist Tissue Viability and Wound Care Nurse is here to support your nursing team if you have non-healing wounds, including ulcers, infections and chronic oedema. She can provide telephone advice, consultations at home or in our District Nursing Clinic and specialist knowledge, advice and education on all aspects of wound care, especially complex and non-healing wounds.
- Who can access this service?
- Do I have pay for this service?
- How do I access these services? Will I be referred by my GP or the hospital?
Access to all of our nursing specialisms are provided through our District Nurses, who carry out a nursing assessment of your needs when you are referred to us.
There is no charge for the District Nurses but patients do have to pay for some ‘consumables’ such as dressings and some syringes.
We only accept referrals to our District Nursing team from another professional which could include the following
- Primary Care (GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacists, Dentists, Optometrists)
- Adult and Older Adult Social Workers
- Hospital anyone, e.g. physios, OTs
- Specialist Community Nurses
- Mental Health Services
- Therapists working in the Community
- Homecare Providers who are on the Approved Provider Framework
- Rapid Response and Reablement Team
- Voluntary and Community Sector organisations
- Residential and Nursing Homes
- Environmental Health
- Public Health