What is the Wound Care Service?
The Bristol Community Health Wound Care Service supports patients with non-healing or slow to heal wounds. Our specialist nurses support Bristol communities, and healthcare staff, with any type of wound that requires advanced medical attention, including trauma wounds, surgical wounds, leg ulcers and pressure ulcers.
Our team also runs a pressure injury prevention project help patients to stop pressure injuries from forming.
What does the Wound Care Service offer?
Our service can provide a comprehensive assessment if you have a non-healing or slow to heal wound, that requires advanced wound therapy treatments.
As assessment can take place in your home, with your practice nurse, or within a clinic.
After your assessment, a treatment plan will be drawn up and shared with your practice nurse or community nurse, who will then undertake the care. Depending on this plan, we may arrange to visit you to review the care to ensure that the wound is progressing as expected.
If you have wounds or swelling on the lower limb, a Doppler assessment can be undertaken to assess the circulation supply and to consider the use of compression bandaging. A number of advanced wound treatments can then be considered as necessary.
Our service means you will continue to see your regular nurse as usual, but with expert assessment and guidance from our team.
What patients say about our service
“Nothing [could be improved] – Sue Murphy was first class in everything.”
I am very pleased that I was referred to this service as following a long period of time my wound has finally healed with the specialist nurse’s advice.
“Would not fault the service. Gail Powell the senior nurse was extremely good.”
Who is the Wound Care Service for?
Our service will see patients who are over 16, registered with a Bristol based GP, and under the care of a community nurse, except in exceptional circumstances.
How can I access the Wound Care Service?
Our Wound Care Service will accept self-referrals. If you wish to refer yourself into this service, you can call us on 0117 944 9733 (please leave a message if we are unable to takeyour call). If you are a clinician or GP and wish to refer to this service, please complete a referral form on the left hand side of the page.
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Where the Wound Care Service is located
Bristol BS14 0SU, United Kingdom
Whitchurch Health Centre
Bristol BS4 2UH, United Kingdom
Bristol BS16 3TD, United Kingdom
Fishponds Health Centre
Bristol BS7 9RR, United Kingdom
Horfield Health Centre
Shirehampton BS11 9SB, United Kingdom