Dedicated Wound Clinic for Shepparton
Shepparton now has a dedicated Wound Clinic following an official opening by Goulburn Valley Health yesterday afternoon.
The clinic, located at the GV Health Community Health building at 121-135 Corio St, was opened as part of the hospital’s Wound Awareness Week campaign.
GV Health’s West Hume Region wound consultant Gabrielle Munro said the Wound Clinic would treat people who had wounds that may not be healing properly.
‘‘The purpose of the clinic is to assess and manage wounds in a timely manner with wound care expertise that uses the best available evidence to improve outcomes for patients,’’ she said.
The Wound Clinic will be open on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and will be operated by Ms Munro who will be supported by district nurses.
Ms Munro said the District Nursing Service was urging community members to talk about their wounds and ask for help.
‘‘The clinic’s opening is timely since GV Health had 1700 wound-related presentations to the Emergency Department last year,’’ she said.
‘‘About 40 per cent of community patients who GV Health District Nursing Service visited last year had wounds requiring attention.’’