Tissue Viability Service

Description of Service

The Tissue Viability Service provides specialist assessment, advice and support to adults on all aspects of preventative wound care as well as specialist advice for existing wounds. 

Elements of the Service

  • Wound Care clinics provide assessment and ongoing management for patients with complex wounds. Expertise provided is above that of a generalist practitioner in community and primary care, care home or community hospital setting
  • The service is also able to access support and to refer to other specialist services such as dermatology, lymphoedema, and vascular services

The Tissue Viability Service is not a dressing service and does not supply wound care products.

Referral Details

Referrals are accepted from health or social care professionals.

The following leaflet is aimed at patients and carers, and provides information on pressure ulcers, how to care for them and what steps you can take to reduce them.

 Pressure Area Care for Patients and Carers