The Tissue Viability Service is a nurse-led service, that provides Specialist advice and support to healthcare professionals that are managing acute and complex wounds within the hospital and community care setting.
The nurse-led team works in partnership with patients, their parents/carers and healthcare professionals to provide expert wound care advice, specialist healthcare equipment and education that is aimed at pressure ulcer prevention.
The team aim to improve and support a high standard of practice through clinical consultation, regular audits, development of guidelines, policies, and flow charts by delivering formal educational training to healthcare professionals.
The Tissue Viability Specialist Nursing team covers this service Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.
Meet The Team
Jansy Williams – Lead Tissue Viability Specialist
Hayley Phillips – Tissue Viability Specialist nurse
Jade Gillbanks – Tissue Viability Support Nurse
Our skin is the most important barrier against infection, so we need to look after the skin integrity carefully.
The Tissue Viability Specialist nursing team are managing different types of wounds like Pressure Ulcers, surgical dehiscence wounds, gastroschisis, exomphalos and Moisture Associated Skin Damage.
The aim of our service/treatment is to prevent/or minimise, any pressure injuries/ulcers, while they are in our caseload & prevent/minimise any wound infections.
Sometimes, for various reasons, people who are unwell develop pressure ulcers. This can be very painful and can lead to complications, affecting our young children`s quality of life, and therefore affecting their family as well.
Most people think that pressure ulcers can only affect older people, but this is not true.
“A pressure Ulcer is localised damage to the skin and underlying tissue this can be caused by pressure, shear & friction, also pressure ulcers can be developed from Medical devices which we are using for treatment or therapeutic purposes.”
We aim to eradicate all preventable pressure ulcers while young children are on our caseload, to achieve that we have changed the way we worked previously.
We have patient information leaflets available which you can access online.
If you have a general query about dressing, treatment pathways, equipment etc, email the tissue viability team at [email protected].
2nd floor 2B,
Tissue Viability Office