We provide wound care support to mobile patients of all ages who have a Medway GP. We accept referrals from patients, their GPs, Practice Nurses, Community Nurses, Same Day Treatment centres, A&E, Day Surgery, Minor Injury Units and other allied health professionals.

Exceptions:

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). Patients with leg ulcers should be referred to the community nurses for appropriate treatment in a Leg Ulcer Clinic.

Following a comprehensive assessment, we will discuss and advise on possible treatment for the patient’s condition and can arrange referral to other services if necessary.

The services we provide are:

  • Suture and Clip Removal following Surgery
  • Treatment of burns and scalds (following assessment at hospital)
  • Treatment of all wounds
  • Post-surgical and post-trauma wound care
  • Treatment of chronic wounds
  • Pilonidal and Perianal wound care and management
  • Application of Topical Negative Pressure treatment
  • Conservative Sharp Debridement (removal of dead skin with a scalpel)
  • Treatment of patients with diabetic foot ulcers
  • Advice for all healthcare professionals and carers caring for patients with a Medway GP who have wounds
  • Work experience/shadowing for students and qualified staff in wound care
  • Treatment of Pressure Ulcers

Please note that the service does not provide emergency treatment and appointments are always necessary

Procedures involved

Conservative Sharp Debridement