The Tissue viability service aims to provide holistic and evidence-based care by providing a high standard of care across Brent community services to people over 16. This involves working across the borough of Brent seeing patients in their own homes, Willesden Community Hospital inpatients, clinics and nursing homes if fully funded (NHS continuing healthcare) by NHS Brent.
The specialist nurse in tissue viability aims to support patients, GPs, district nurses and other healthcare professionals in the management of complex and problematic wounds, particularly the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers and leg ulcers.
In addition to providing support and giving expert advice to staff in managing preventing and wounds, the service also provides educational programmes to staff to ensure delivery of clinically effective care. Other responsibilities include providing clinical professional leadership in tissue viability, service development, research and evaluation
As a patient you may be referred to the tissue viability service where a specialist nurse in wound management will review your wound and advise staff on how to best manage it. Referrals are accepted via the tissue viability referral form and emailed to LNWH-tr.Brenttissueviability@nhs.net
The tissue viability nurse may see you only once or may arrange a follow up visit depending on your needs. The nurse or the doctor will refer again if further support or advice is required after the initial visit. You can contact the service directly if you have any problems or concerns in regards to your wound.
The service runs Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, excluding bank holidays.
Tel - 020 8736 7068
Mobile - 07917 581 246
The Welford Centre
Room I.I6 ,113 Chalkhill Road