Wound trial paving way for nursing-led care

It’s a now a lot more convenient for many North Brisbane residents to access great, high-quality care with a new wound management trail beginning at Chermside.

Post Acute Care Service (PACS) Clinical Nurse Alan Shackleton said the Chronic Wound Clinic Trial was a great initiative being undertaken by PACS in collaboration with the Royal Brisbane & Woman’s Hospital, Complex Wound Outpatients Clinic.

“Chronic wounds affect an estimated 17,100 individuals within the Metro North catchment area at a great cost to both the individual and the health service,” Alan said.

“A chronic wound has more than just a financial impact on an individual’s life causing issues such as depression, pain, reduced mobility and social isolation.”

The trial aims to establish the feasibility of a community based, nurse lead, chronic wound clinic, delivering an improvement in health outcomes.

It also aims to reduce the dependence on acute hospital services through improved support for community-based patients.

It is anticipated that the trial will have a positive impact on hospital workloads but also make it easier for patients to access appointments in a local setting.

2017-11-09T06:04:36+00:006 October 2017|
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