Preparation for your wound assessment
The Wound Healing Centre has an excellent reputation and track record for healing wounds, but we cannot heal quickly and well without your help.
We recommend that you take multi vitamins and minerals, particularly zinc and vitamin C.
If you are unable to eat properly, then Complan or Build Up (available from chemists) are a good source of nourishment.
Also, if you are not diabetic, Belgian chocolates are an excellent source of some vitamins and the calories that are needed for wound healing. However, if you are diabetic, you should not eat the chocolate without speaking to your diabetic nurse.
If you have a leg ulcer, we may ask you to wear tight bandages or socks. If we do recommend them, please understand that this is the very treatment that is likely to heal your wound and it is important that you wear them. During your treatment, you may have to purchase larger and more comfortable, shoes and we can provide you with a catalogue of recommended shoes and slippers.
If your wound has an odour, it tells us that you have some bacteria sitting on the surface of the wound. We are experienced in using dressings that will reduce both bacteria and odour.
Here at the Wound Healing Centre our nurses have many years of experience and expertise and will often be able to make recommendations to you that may alleviate any pain you may be experiencing. We also have some dressings that, if suitable in your treatment, may help to reduce the pain. If necessary, we can liaise with your GP and discuss pain relief with them on your behalf.
The Wound Healing Centre is very keen to ensure your comfort and to provide appropriate treatment as, if you have been referred by your GP as a PCT patient, we only have a 6 week episode of care in which to heal you or to turn your wound around into a healing wound. We will work extremely hard to ensure that your experience with us is both pleasant and successful.