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Tissue Viability Team

Tissue Viability Team

The Tissue Viability Team is a specialist nursing team based at New Cross hospital and within the community setting. They will visit the Wolverhampton NHS Trust services, including vertically integrated General Practices and Nursing homes. The team offer the following:

  • Develop policies, pathways and procedures based on national and local guidance and evidence
  • Offer education to develop knowledge and skills in tissue viability
  • Support competency development with skills related to tissue viability
  • Assess –patients with complex/ non healing wounds from 0 years +.

Note: If you have a patient requiring an ankle brachial pressure index assessment to assess arterial flow, do not refer to Tissue Viability unless it is a nursing Homes resident. Please refer to Adult Community Clinic via WUCTAS. Please note we do not have a clinic. Please refer clinic patients to the community clinic via WUCTAS. If they assess and the patient meets our referral criteria, they will arrange a joint visit within the adult community clinic.

Please note we do not manage a clinic

  • Part of the team are based a New Cross. Community members are based at West Park hospital.  We attend a community clinic if the patient meets our referral criteria.
  • We provide a service to New Cross Hospital, West Park Hospital, housebound residents including care homes, Community clinics and Verrtically integrated General Practices.

For further information please get in tiuch with a member of the team.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lorraine Jones
Contact Position
Tissue Viability Lead Nurse
Telephone
01902 695361
E-mail
rwh-tr.TissueViabilityTeam@nhs.net
Notes

 

If Wolverhampton carers would like advice/ support and education, please join the following group on facebook

Tissue Viability, Infection Prevention, Continence Carers Group

This group wil share best practice and tops tips to prevent wound, infection and maintain continence

Where to go

Name
Tissue Viability Team
Address
Building 9
New Cross hospital
Wednesfield
Wolverhampton
West Midlands
Postcode
WV10 0QP
Notes

 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday (except bank hiolidays)
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

Please note: there will be an online referral form to complete by September 2017 via the clinical portal for all referrals.

Current referral process

  • Inpatient Ring 01902 695361 (note: please leave patient name, hospital number, wound cause, approx. size and description, if telephone transfers to answer phone).
  • Community (Practice Nurses/ Nursing Homes/ Community Services) Ring WUCTAS 01902 443322 and ensure all relevant details are reported. Please note you will need to have the following information available:
  • Wound type and history
  • Wound size
  • Current pathway of care
  • Current problems/ wound swab results
  • ABPI result if leg ulcer

Note: services must follow the recommended pathways prior to referring.

  • If patient has a leg ulcer- last ABPI result and compression system used- leg ulcer assessment will be declined if first line treatment has not been commenced.
  • Check if due to see Vascular/ Dermatology or Lymphoedema first- joint assessment may be required for complex cases only

Please refer clinic patients to the community clinic via WUCTAS.

Record Last Updated on: 12/07/2017

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