Representing and supporting health care professionals, scientists and students, Wounds Australia says its membership drive will build the numbers to deliver change and improvement to policies and systems that cost taxpayers billions of dollars a year.
Whether in hospital or at home, patients are likely to feel distressed about their chronic wound. They often suffer embarrassment because of the odour or drainage from the wound. Contact with family and friends often decreases, leaving many feeling alone and isolated.Health care professionals should not underestimate how important a partner they can be in…
The coronavirus pandemic has ensured the spotlight on health care professionals has never been brighter and the public’s appreciation for their work is at an all-time high.However, despite the raised awareness of the importance of clinicians, their work on a crisis affecting around 420,000 Australians each year goes largely unnoticed.
Pensioners could be facing a financial crisis as they spend almost 20 per cent or $4,000 of their income each year on treating chronic wounds, the nation’s peak body on chronic wounds has warned.Wounds Australia has revealed the shocking figure during Wound Awareness Week 2020, saying urgent action must be taken to address this hidden…
The massive cost of treating chronic wounds is burdening governments and individuals, leading to a hidden health crisis in Australia.Each year over $3 billion from the health and aged care budgets is used to treat chronic wounds of about 420,000 Australians. The average out of pocket expense to patients can be about $4,000 a year.
Today’s launch of Wound Awareness Week 2020 starts an important seven days for the 420,000 Australians who will suffer a chronic wound this year and the health care workers who will treat them.
Chronic wounds damage mental health and stop people from working, studying and enjoying the lifestyle others take for granted.That’s why in one week’s time, Wound Awareness Week 2020 will be held. For seven days, there will be a spotlight on the hidden affliction and calls for action to reduce harm.Wound Awareness Week is a key…
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?