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How a nurse-led centre improved wound healing rates

An innovative new care centre has helped to ease patient demand on hospitals with a four-day-a-week clinic, dealing with patients who have complex wounds; it has also shown signs of improving healing rates in patients.

An innovative new care centre has helped to ease patient demand on hospitals with a four-day-a-week clinic, dealing with patients who have complex wounds; it has also shown signs of improving healing rates in patients

Patients living with chronic or complex wounds in Kent can access specialist nurse-led wound care via their local community hospital. The specialist wound medicine centre was officially opened at the Victoria Hospital in Deal, Kent, last month.

The centre is staffed by two advanced wound nurses with support from a tissue viability nurse. Since starting up at the end of October, the centre has treated more than 50 patients. The nurses run a daily clinic at the centre and see an average of ten patients a day. The Deal

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