NewsNew charity supporting wound care for soldiers is launched

New charity supporting wound care for soldiers is launched

Complex wounds, Societies

New charity supporting wound care for soldiers is launchedWoundCare4Heroes is a new charity supporting injured soldiers, and is launching today Thursday 14 June 2012 at the Worcester Rugby Club.

At this event, Professor Keith Harding and Lieutenant Colonel Steven Jeffery will be speaking about the ongoing challenges of treating traumatic combat wounds and Falklands veteran, Simon Weston, and soldier, James Fletcher, will discuss their experiences of being wounded during battle.

The charity intends to promote wound care education for complex wounds, support those living with a wound and coordinate and support the continual care of those injured in battle. The short-term goal is to institute a telemedicine service to monitor wounded soldiers. Once effective, a second hub will be developed in Cardiff under Professor Keith Harding. Ultimately, WoundCare4Heroes intends to establish a network of care for wounded arms forces personnel in the UK.

'Woundcare4Heroes, has been formed to develop a national network of complex wound management services to support the increasing needs and challenges faced by the UK armed forces and the NHS caring for those discharged from military services,' said Claire Stephens, Founder of Woundcare4Heroes, Nurse Specialist and former Nursing Officer Captain of Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps. 'Woundcare4Heroes acts to serve as an interface between Ministry of Defence and NHS care provision, and is suitably aligned to the reforms and any qualified provider.'

Click here to visit the WoundCare4Heroes website.

Download the press release here.