Journal articlesNew specialised wound care unit is proving a successful, cost-effective innovation

New specialised wound care unit is proving a successful, cost-effective innovation

01/09/09 | Service delivery | Mike Salter

The ‘Wound Management Team’ (WMT) at Southend Hospital NHS Trust was formed after a complex wound problem became further complicated by a delay in surgery. The resulting clinical governance issue led to a review of wound management at the trust. The team was formed by combining two specialist nurse teams — vascular and tissue viability — supported by a vascular surgical consultant (myself) as clinical lead.