Hertfordshire Community Health Services

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Tissue Viability Nursing

This service offers specialist clinical advice and support in complex wound management to the community of West Hertfordshire which includes the assessment, planning, co-ordinating and evaluation of programmes of care for patients referred into the service

Further activity includes monitoring and management of the community service wound care products, providing expert knowledge of current treatments available and the use of advanced wound treatments.

Tissue Viability is about the maintenance of skin integrity, specialising in the management of patients with acute and chronic wounds and the prevention and management of pressure damage. We have substantial experience of wound dressings and therapies.

Our service aims to provide:

  • clinical information
  • training and education
  • support the delivery of evidence based wound care

At this present time the service only operates from West Hertfordshire for patient referrals.  However advice can be given regarding complex wound management for other areas in the county upon request.

Prior to referral to the tissue viability nurse, care would be provided by the Community Nursing team, Practice Nurses in GP surgeries or the acute service.  A referral can be made from these healthcare professionals.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust, Unit 1a Howard Court, 14 Tewin Road, Welwyn Garden City, Herts, AL7 1BW, T. 01707 388000 F. 01707 321840