The Wound Care service is accepting referrals and giving advice during the pandemic. We are trying to limit our face-to-face contacts with patients, so your assessment may be given by telephone or email, and we also have access to a video consultation app.
Who is this service for?
The Wound Care Service (sometimes called the Tissue Viability Service) supports people with non-healing or slow to heal wounds. Our specialist nurses support communities and healthcare staff with any type of wound that requires advanced medical attention, including trauma wounds, surgical wounds, leg ulcers and pressure ulcers.
We see people aged over 18 who are registered with a GP in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire and under the care of a community nurse, except in exceptional circumstances.
What we do
Our service can provide a comprehensive assessment if you have a non-healing or slow-to-heal wound that requires advanced wound therapy treatments. An 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.
How do I access this service?
Our Wound Care Service will accept self-referrals. If you wish to refer yourself into this service, you can call us using the contact details on this page. Please leave a message if we are unable to take your call.
You can also be referred by a healthcare professional or GP.