PATIENT STORIES

With chronic wounds affecting over half a million Australians every day, they are much more common than people realise. Many individuals don't know the wound warning signs, therefore suffer for longer than necessary as they don't knowing their wound can be treated. Read our patient stories here.

WHAT ARE THE WOUND WARNING SIGNS?

See your health care professional if you or someone in your family has any of these signs:

PAIN & HEAT

WOUNDS THAT ARE RED, SWOLLEN, HOT & PAINFUL.

ODOUR

WOUNDS WITH A STRANGE OR UNPLEASANT SMELL.

EXCESS FLUID

WOUNDS THAT HAVE A THICK, YELLOWISH FLUID.

SLOW HEALING

WOUNDS TAKING LONGER THAN A MONTH TO HEAL.

INFORMATION FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

If you are a health care professional that is looking to develop their understanding of chronic wounds then you are in the right place. Find out how you can advance your knowledge of wound management and care.

INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS

Many people are already living with chronic wounds, but don't know there is treatment out there. Find out more about chronic wounds, including what they are, their warning signs, who's most at risk and treatment advice.