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Tissue Viability

Wound Care treatment and support, including leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, trauma and surgical wounds for people aged 18 years and over. Reception hours: Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm.


City of Coventry Health Centre, 2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS.

Tissue Viability Wound Clinics

Monday

Willenhall Primary Care Centre.

Longford Primary Care Centre.

Tuesday

Willenhall Primary Care Centre.

City of Coventry Health Centre.

Wednesday Longford Primary Care Centre

Thursday

Longford Primary Care Centre

City of Coventry Health Centre

Friday

Willenhall Primary Care Centre Longford Primary Care Centre.

Tel: 024 7647 2672 / 024 7696 1311

Clinics

City of Coventry Health Centre

2 Stoney Stanton Road, Coventry, CV1 4FS

Tel: 024 7696 1311

Willenhall Primary Care Centre

Remembrance Road, Coventry, CV3 3DG

Tel: 024 7630 4888

Longford Primary Care Centre

Longford Road, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6DR

Tel: 024 7647 2672

Registered with Coventry GP; Self referral or health professional.

We provide a specialist service to patients with a wide variety React to Redof complex wounds.

Our services include: -pressure ulcer prevention and management

-management of leg ulceration

- management of traumatic injuries, surgical wounds and complex non-healing wounds.

We deliver competency-based education and training to all staff and we offer advice and support to staff, patients and carers.

Each patient with a complex wound will undergo a 90-minute comprehensive assessment, including measurement of their wound and examination of the skin surrounding the wound. The assessment will take place in a consulting room at the Wound Clinic. Your patients' wound will be photographed and measured, with their permission, to monitor wound healing progress. A relative or carer can be present if required.

During the first assessment, the nurse will note down any past medical history and will discuss the history of the wound with your patient, along with what care you have previously given them. A Care Plan will then be agreed between the patient and the nurse. Healing the wound cannot be guaranteed, but the nurse will set a realistic goal, and will work towards achieving that goal.

It is advisable for patients to wear loose-fitting clothing around the area where the wound is located (for example, leg or arm). The patient may be required to wear bandages; please advise them to wear suitable footwear if this is necessary.

Your patient's wound will be assessed at each appointment to monitor progress.

We collect regular feedback from the patients.

What should I bring with me on your first appointment?

Please bring with you on your first appointment:

-Medication list

-Any patient held records

-Your current wound dressings/bandages

-Urine sample

-Your completed wound clinic questionnaire

-Clean socks, tights or stockings (if required)

-If necessary, a carer or professional to support the assessment

What will happen at my first appointment?

You will undergo a 90 minute comprehensive assessment including measurement of your wound and examination of the skin surrounding the wound. The assessment will take place in a consulting room where you can be assured of confidentiality. Your wound will be photographed and measured with your permission, to monitor your wound healing progress. Your relative or carer can be present if you choose.

During the first assessment, the nurse will note down any past medical history and will discuss the history of your wound with you along with what care you have previously had. A Care Plan will then be agreed between you and the nurse. Healing of your wound cannot be guaranteed, but the nurses at the Wound Clinic will set a realistic goal with you and will work hard towards achieving that goal.

When you attend for your assessment please wear loose fitting clothing around the area where your wound is located (leg or arm for example). You may be required to wear bandages; please ensure you have suitable footwear to accommodate this if necessary.

If you wish to continue receiving care at the Wound Clinic you will be booked in for your next appointment.

Your wound will be assessed at each appointment in order to monitor progress.

At the wound clinic we collect regular feedback from the patients. Click here to read some of our patients stories.

Pressure Ulcer Prevention

For Pressure Ulder Prevention information specific to Nurses and Health Professionals, please visit the 'Health Professionals' section of our site. (QuietStorm – can we revisit this at a later date?).

We are committed to preventing pressure ulcers and helping local patients, families or carers to manage pressure ulcers more effectively.

Pressure ulcers result in a marked reduction of quality of life for patients and can be painful and hard to heal. This creates significant difficulties for patients, as well as their families and carers.

Carers play a vital role in preventing pressure ulcers - as people who have frequent contact with the individual at risk - and so it is important they are aware of how they can help reduce and prevent pressure ulcers from occurring.

Facts about pressure ulcers:

-Pressure ulcers can occur within a matter of hours for those at risk.

-Regular top to toe skin inspections are needed to help prevent pressure ulcers occurring.

- Look out for reddening that does not subside over bony areas;

- Pressure ulcers in the NHS cost between £1.4 and £2.1 billion per year; -A large amount of pressure ulcers are avoidable.

Risk factors include:

-Poor mobility: sitting or lying in one position for extended periods of time;

-Poor nutrition or hydration;

-Wheelchair users;

-Incontinence.

Prevention of Pressure Ulcers | Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (covwarkpt.nhs.uk)