MEDIA RELEASE – Treating people with chronic wounds

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…

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MEDIA RELEASE – Improving health care professionals skills

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.

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MEDIA RELEASE: One week until Wound Awareness Week 2020

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…

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MEDIA RELEASE: One month until Wound Awareness Week 2020

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.

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