About the service
The tissue viability service provides specialist advice, treatment and therapy in the management of patients with compromised skin condition and wounds requiring specialist advice. The service runs educational training packages to health care professionals and staff within care homes along with weekly specialist nurse-led clinics for chronic wound and leg ulcers.
Why would someone choose the service?
- The tissue viability service provides specialist enhanced knowledge and skills in the field of wound management, ensuring best evidence-based practice. This means that the patient’s condition is treated effectively reducing the need for need for hospital admission and prolonged treatment
Staff you may meet
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- We have a range of specialist advisors working in our Trust – they give advice on a wide range of different things, depending on what service they work in. So it could be, for example, mental health, stopping smoking, healthy eating or diabetes.