Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
We provide support and advice on all aspects of complex wounds, pressure damage and leg ulcer management through telephone or email advice or face-to-face consultations with the patient and/or their healthcare professional. We accept referrals from community nurses, practice nurses, GPs in Medway, nursing homes or local prisons to see patients in our complex wound clinic (which is held on a Wednesday in Rochester) or at the patient’s home (housebound patients only).
Following a comprehensive assessment, we will discuss and advise on possible treatment for patient’s condition and can arrange referral to other services if necessary.
Please note that the service does not provide emergency treatment. patients with cellulitis with no wound, acute diabetic foot, arterial issues or lymphoedema should be referred to community nursing (cellulitis), diabetic podiatry (acute diabetic foot), lymphoedema service (lymphoedema) and vascular team at MFT (Arterial Issues for duplex scan).
Our administration office is based at Unit 7, Ambley Green, Bailey Drive, Gillingham, Kent ME8 0NJ. Our specialist nurses only visit Prison locations in Swale.
Locality or mobile patients are invited to attend the clinic held at the Rochester Healthy Living Centre.
All referrals for specialised pressure relieving equipment must be completed by a GP or healthcare professional using the online form.
If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding a child or adult please see the page linked for more information on how to proceed.
Call us for help and advice on treating and preventing pressure ulcers: