Wound Management

The Nurse Practitioner Wound Management provides assessment and advice on wound management and concerns including treatment options, multidisciplinary liaison, education on wound care, prevention and management of pressure injuries and co-ordination of the pressure injury point prevalence survey.

The Nurse Practitioner also manages a wound outpatient clinic and coordinates the weekly Foot and Leg Ulcer Clinic  and Vascular Stocking Clinic working closely with the Vascular Department.

The Nurse Practitioner Wound Management provides:

  • a consultancy service on wound management to patients, staff and the community
  • support and education to patients and staff in relation to wound management
  • evaluation of equipment and product development relating to dressings, tapes and skin care
  • participation in relevant health tenders/contracts
  • advice and support for complex bariatric patients
  • low Frequency Ultrasonic Debridement Clinic
  • specialist wound care, such as compression therapy, debridement and offloading.

Assessment on acute and chronic complex wounds that are not healing including:

  • pressure injuries
  • lower limb ulcers
  • palliative wounds
  • slow to heal wounds.

Outpatient referrals may be emailed, faxed or submitted by Central referrals service.

Last Updated: 20/09/2023