The Skin Integrity Service (sometimes referred to as the Tissue Viability Team) provides specialist clinical advice, education and support to all individuals relating to wounds and wound care. The team is based at the Cleethorpes Primary Care Centre but covers the whole of North East Lincolnshire.
This includes people who are receiving care from GP’s, District Nurses, Practice Nurses and Nurses employed in the private sector.
The team works closely with other health care professionals, family /carers to agree a care plan that is achievable and practical to encourage the best outcomes.
We also provide training for health care professionals to support them in caring for people who are at high risk of tissue breakdown; people who have complex wounds and those who have delayed healing.
Our aim is to promote the best possible treatment options for non-healing wounds in order to improve patient health and quality of life.
The service is available for people who are registered with a GP and residing in North East Lincolnshire and who have a wound that has delayed healing.
Some wounds take longer to heal than others and factors like other health problems can affect how a wound heals.
These tests may include a Doppler test, full leg ulcer assessment and relevant blood tests.
If you are already under the care of another speciality or being seen actively by a Consultant e.g. Vascular / Dermatology / Plastics / Podiatry you may not be eligible to be treated by the Team, unless that specialist specifically requests or refers your case directly to us.
Every individual and case is different and will receive treatment and support from The Skin Integrity Team for as long as is needed.
The Team will plan your discharge when you have achieved one or more of the following criteria –
Cleethorpes Primary Care Centre,
St Hugh’s Ave,
North East Lincolnshire
Monday – Friday
8.30am – 4.30pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Referrals from Community Practitioners such as GP’s and Community Nurses
Members of the public can contact the team for advice, self-care information and support
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