Tissue Viability (wound management)
Tissue Viability (skin and tissue integrity, including wound management)
The Tissue Viability service provides specialist evidence-based advice on caring for skin and the management of wounds that are complex in nature and are failing to respond to treatment. We provide advice to patients, families, carers and healthcare professionals.
All patients are eligible for referral to our service, if registered with an Mid and East Devon GP and meet the referral criteria. Referrals are taken from both allied health professionals and directly from patients.
More on what we do
Tissue Viability visits are conducted in a variety of care settings which include independent clinics, community hospitals, care homes, GP surgeries and patients' own homes. The service offers timed appointments. Confidential specialist advice is given according to the organisational confidentiality policy.
We are an advisory service and store data specific to our service on an electronic database. The database enables us, through clinical audit, to measure patient outcomes, evaluate and improve the service we provide. A patient satisfaction audit is carried out through a corporate patient questionnaire as part of the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation Framework.
For further information, you can also visit the NHS Stop the Pressure website.
Juliet Price, Senior Nurse, leads a team that includes advanced nurse specialists and nurse specialists in tissue viability, senior healthcare assistants, service administrator and team secretaries.
Where to find us
RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW
Stewart Smith House
Franklyn House, Franklyn Drive, Exeter EX2 9HS
You can contact the team on either 01392 402846 (Steward Smith House) or 01392 208462 (Franklyn House).
Both numbers will be able to take information for both settings.
Patient leaflets and documents
The Tissue viability team also covers Mid and East Devon, giving specialist advice and support to patients, community nurses, practice nurses, care homes and Devon Partnership Trust.
We run specialist clinics on a Tuesday and Friday at Franklyn House.
We run a combined podiatry/Tissue Viability on an adhoc basis at the MacLeod Diabetes & Endocrine Centre.