Every year over 420,000 Australians suffer from a chronic wound, costing the Health and Aged Care Budgets more than $3 billion. Treatment can cost individual sufferers thousands of dollars annually. Chronic wounds damage mental health and stop people from working, studying and enjoying the lifestyle others take for granted.
Healthcare specialists are one of the most trusted people in anyone’s life. Wounds Australia encourages its members to use the opportunity it presents and play a key role in helping people understand the risks and treatment options for chronic wounds.
It might seem like a simple question to answer, but with 2019 Wound Awareness Week upon us, do you know what a wound is?
While most people understand their older family members are more at risk of illness and disease, it is likely the impact of wounds on finances and health is underestimated. That’s why Wounds Australia is asking people to talk about wounds this Wound Awareness Week
It’s crucial healthcare workers stay informed of the latest treatments and advice. It’s also important to continuously develop the skills to ensure your patients or clients are receiving the best available care.As the peak body for wound management & treatment, Wounds Australia can support you during your wound care journey through education, research and events.
Wound Awareness Week is normally used to help healthcare professionals with advances in treatment and educate the public about warning signs.This year, though, Wounds Australia will use it as a platform to fight for better funding & respect for its members.
Each year $3 billion is spent on wound treatment in hospitals and aged care facilities. On any given day, around 500,000 Australians could be suffering in silence because of their chronic wounds. That’s why Wound Awareness Week 2019 Ambassador Professor Fiona Wood AM say the financial and emotional cost of chronic wounds can no longer…
The peak body for wound care & management, Wounds Australia, is calling on the Australian Government to urgently act on reducing out of pocket costs of wound care. CEO of Wounds Australia Blake Wilson says the high costs of treating wounds is contributing to a massive health crisis.
The launch of Wound Awareness Week marks an important seven days for every Australian’s health and well being.
“Supporting Wounds Australia’s 5-Point Plan based on significant consultation and analysis, aims to remove those obstacles and help the government achieve its goals of delivering better and more affordable healthcare.”