The service aims at avoiding unnecessary admission wherever possible, and works alongside secondary care teams to reduce length of hospital stay. It is part of the Integrated Tissue Viability Team that spans care in Hospital, home and Nursing homes, providing the Community arm of the Tissue viability service.
A multidisciplinary approach is taken, working with vascular, dermatology, plastic teams, podiatrists, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and other professionals.
The aim of the service is to:
- support to GP’s and Practice Nurses, District Nurses and other Healthcare professionals in the management of complex wounds, thus improving patient treatment regimes
- promote healthy lifestyles with Tissue viability holistic approach to wound care
- provide Specialist resource for other HCP’s / agencies in complex wound management
- prevent reoccurrence /further breakdown of complex wounds
- provide timely and appropriate referrals to other health and social care agencies to support continued care at home
Referrals are accepted from GPs, other health and social care professionals, hospital services, nursing homes.
Appointments are offered for clinics visits or home visits in the relevant locality. The main clinics are Brookfields Hospital, Doddington Hospital, Oak Tree Centre Huntingdon, North Cambs Hospital Wisbech and Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely.
Tissue Viability Service
Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Tissue viability Nurses
Tel: 01223 723019 or
Tel: 01223 723199 (Direct Line)
Fax: 01223 723002