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“Wounds Australia releases new guide for health professionals” 
16 October 2017 
Wounds Australia has released a new publication to support healthcare professionals apply aseptic technique in wound care to assist in preventing infections.

 

 

 “Call for Australia’s ‘hidden affliction’ of chronic wounds to be recognised as a serious health issue as number of sufferers soars”
16 October 2017 
Wounds Australia is calling for Australia’s ‘hidden affliction’ of chronic wounds to be recognised as a serious health issue this Wound Awareness Week - with the number of sufferers set to soar as Australia’s population ages.

 

 

 

 

Media Coverage

"Six things to know about difficult wounds"

Pharmacy News, 16 October 2017

 

Pharmacists are being urged to single out anyone who comes into their store with a bandaged leg.

 “Ask them how they are going,” says Wounds Australia spokesperson Kerry May. Marking wounds awareness week, she says many people are too embarrassed to ask for help with a wound that doesn’t heal. Ms May, a podiatrist, says more than 42,000 Australians over 60 have a venous leg ulcer. “The average healing time, in the best of circumstances in eight to twelve weeks. You can only imagine what it’s like for people who have them year on year.”

 

 

 

"New tool better supporting care of wounds at end of life"

Australian Ageing Agenda, 11 October 2017

 

Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.

Eastern Palliative Care (EPC) in Victoria has developed the client-centred Wound Assessment Tool for specialist palliative care to increase staff knowledge and practices and better meet the psycho-social needs of patients and their carers. 

Denise busts wound myths

Denise talks wound myths during a segment on Channel 10's Studio 10 in September.

Christophers story: Healing through compression

Watch Christopher's amazing journey - from 15 years of a leg ulcer through to healing in 10 weeks with best practice care.

Live on Studio 10:
October 19th 2016

Wound Awareness Week was featured live on Studio 10 on October 19th 2016. Joining Denise, Sarah and Joe on the couch are Wounds Australia and the Wound CRC's Kylie Sandy-Hodgetts and Christopher Davenport.

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