Dedicated Treatment for Non-Healing Wounds
The Wound Clinic at Shepherds Hospitals provides treatment for various types of nonhealing wounds, including burns, infected wounds, pressure ulcers, diabetic foot ulcers, and venous ulcers. These skin lesions cause pain and an increased risk of infection The Wound Clinic includes treatment options, such as appropriate dressings or medications,
removal of unhealthy tissue, wound vacuum therapy, and more.
Is the Wound Clinic Right for You?
Do you have a sore or wound that isn’t healing? Has it failed to improve significantly in a month or to heal entirely in two months? If so, ask your doctor about the Wound Clinic at Shepherds Hospitals.
- Dressings or medications for your wound
- Removal of unhealthy tissue
- Surgical debridement in the operating room
- Diabetic education
- Nutritional counseling
- Physical therapy
- Diabetic shoes and compression stockings
What to Expect
The medical staff in the wound care centre will assess the severity of your wound and suggest the appropriate treatments to help you recover. A blood test may be required. You may also need special tests that give us information about blood and oxygen flow in the wound area.
Once the Wound Clinic receives your test results, we will put together a treatment program based on your special needs. This will include regular visits to the Wound Clinic to evaluate your progress and make any necessary changes to your care plan.
You (or your caregiver) will be given detailed instructions about in-home care, dressing (bandage) changes, and how to protect the wound from further injury.
Wound Care & Your Primary Care Doctor
The Wound Clinic works with your personal doctor, just like any other medical specialist. We will discuss your treatment program with your doctor and keep him or her updated on your progress unless instructed otherwise. Remember that you will need to continue to see your doctor for routine medical care